Season three of This is History: A Dynasty to Die For today hosted by award-winning medieval historian, broadcaster and author Dan Jones, has launched.
Dan brings the drama of medieval history to life through compelling stories, fascinating characters and vivid scenes, accompanied by an immersive soundscape.
The podcast tells the story of the Plantagenets, one of the most powerful and dysfunctional families in European history. Their scandals, betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.
Series three sees King John taking his turn as the head of the Plantagenet empire and finds himself fighting on all fronts. His reign is at risk from family rivalry, an aggressive French king, his unhappy barons and even the Pope. But perhaps the greatest threat is his own recklessness and vicious cruel streak.
The twelve episodes explain how John’s misadventures lay the groundwork for modern Europe. Whether you think he’s a brilliant administrator, brutal murderer, or incompetent bungler, there’s never been a king quite like John.
This is History: A Dynasty to Die For is from Sony Music Entertainment and available on all podcast platforms.