Dan Jones is a historian and newspaper columnist based in London. His latest book, The Plantagenets, is published in the USA this spring.

Battle of Sluys

One of the great sea battles of the Hundred Years War pitted a massive French fleet against a much smaller English one—and changed the course of war. An excerpt from Dan Jones’s engaging new history, The Plantagenets.

Soon the Brits will be as fat as Americans thanks to the same industrial food complex, bad diet, and limited exercise. Dan Jones on what the country isn’t doing about its waistline.


A group of Richard III’s defenders say he wasn't the monster of history. Alas the evidence proves otherwise, says Dan Jones.