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Essex Dogs by Dan Jones

Globally bestselling historian Dan Jones makes his historical fiction debut with Essex Dogs, the explosive first instalment in an epic new trilogy set during the Hundred Years War.

July 1346. Ten men land on the beaches of Normandy. They call themselves the Essex Dogs: an unruly platoon of archers and men-at-arms led by a battle-scarred captain whose best days are behind him. The fight for the throne of the largest kingdom in Western Europe has begun.

Heading ever deeper into enemy territory toward Crécy, this band of brothers knows it is off to fight a battle that will forge nations, and shape the very fabric of human lives. But first they must survive a bloody war in which rules are abandoned and chivalry itself is slaughtered.

Rooted in historical accuracy, and told through an unforgettable cast, Essex Dogs delivers the stark reality of medieval war in the round – and shines light on the fighters and ordinary people caught in the storm.

PRAISE FOR DAN JONES:

'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian' The Times
'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers' Sunday Times
'Dan Jones writes with pace, wit and insight' Helen Castor

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15 Sep 2022 * 512pp * £7.99 * 9781838937881
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PRAISE FOR DAN JONES:

'Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian' The Times.

'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers' Sunday Times.

'Dan Jones writes with pace, wit and insight'
 Helen Castor
Author
Dan Jones
Dan Jones
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Templars, Crusaders and, with Marina Amaral, The Colour of Time and The World Aflame, have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in the Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, GQ and the Spectator.
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