Dan Jones (writer)
Dan Jones in 2012
27 July 1981 |
|Occupation||Historian and journalist|
Dan Jones (born 27 July 1981) is a British writer, historian, and journalist.
Daniel Gwynne Jones was born in Reading, England in 1981 to Welsh parents. He was educated at The Royal Latin School, a state grammar school in Buckingham, before attending Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, where he was taught by David Starkey. He took a First in History in 2002. He is an historian, a newspaper columnist, and a magazine editor. He lives in Battersea, London, with his wife and children.
His latest book is The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England, which was published in the UK on 17 May 2012. The book is an epic history of the high Middle Ages in England in the form of a family portrait of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II to Richard II.. It was published in the United States in April 2013, and became a New York Times bestseller.
His next book, tentatively titled The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors, will pick up where The Plantagenets leaves off and cover the period of 1420-1541, from the death of Henry V to the arrival of the Tudors.
Jones is a journalist. He is a columnist at the London Evening Standard, where he writes regularly about sport. He has written for The Times, the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, and for The Spectator, The Daily Beast and Newsweek, The Literary Review, The New Statesman, GQ, BBC History Magazine and History Today.
- The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made Britain, London, HarperPress, was published in May 2012, ISBN 978-0-00-721392-4 
- Summer of Blood: The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, London, HarperPress, 2009, ISBN 978-0-00-721391-7.
- Oliver Marre (28 June 2009). "They're too cool for school: meet the new history boys and girls | The Observer". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- "The Peasants Revolt, Medieval History - History Book by Dan Jones". Summer of blood. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- Book Reviews (30 May 2009). "Summer of Blood: the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 by Dan Jones: review". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- "The Plantagenets - Books by Dan Jones - Penguin Group (USA)". Us.penguingroup.com. 2013-04-18.
- "The New York Times - bestseller list". nytimes.com. 2013-05-05.
- Heilbrun, Margaret. "Before Richard III: Author Interview with Dan Jones, The Plantagenets". Library Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/sport-comment/dan-jones-a-scare-could-be-just-what-the-lions-needed-8663466.html. Missing or empty
- Dan Jones (2012-08-18). "The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford". The Times.
- Dan Jones Last updated at 12:01AM, September 25 2012 (2012-09-25). "The history of Britain (in 15 minutes): from Stonehenge to the credit crunch". The Times.
- Dan Jones (2012-03-24). "Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim by John Guy". The Times.
- Dan Jones (2012-05-06). "Rise of the Plantagenets". The Sunday Times.
- Dan Jones (2012-09-30). "Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood". The Sunday Times.
- Dan Jones (2012-10-14). "A cavalier, with facts". The Sunday Times.
- Book Reviews (21 November 2011). "Books of the Year 2011: History Books". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- Jones, Dan (2012-11-29). "Christmas 2012: History books of the year". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Hay Festival (5 June 2012). "Hay Festival 2012: Dan Jones on Freedom of Speech". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Christmas (2012-12-23). "The modern joys of Christmas past". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- "Dan Jones | Spectator Magazine". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- "Dan Jones". The Daily Beast.
- Beplate, Justin. "The Following Game". New Statesman. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- "HarperCollins". Retrieved 10 February 2012.