We are excited to welcome author, historian and broadcaster Dan Jones back to Alnwick Castle as part of the book tour for his new biography of King Henry V - a brand-new life of England's greatest king from our best-selling medieval historian.


Henry V reigned over England for only nine years and four months, and died at the age of just 35, but he looms over the landscape of the late Middle Ages and beyond. For Dan Jones, Henry is one of the most intriguing characters in all medieval history, but one of the hardest to pin down. He was a hardened, sometimes brutal, warrior, yet he was also creative and artistic. He was a leader who made many mistakes, yet always seemed to triumph when it mattered. In foreign diplomacy, he made England a serious player once more. Yet through his conquests in northern France, he sowed the seeds for three generations of calamity at home, in the form of the Wars of the Roses.
Dan Jones said: "This is a biography I have been waiting many years to write. Henry V was considered the pinnacle and paragon of medieval kingship in his own time – and for centuries thereafter... As a study of leadership in a time of crisis, his story seems especially meaningful right now."
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown and Powers and Thrones, 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'.

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