Dan Jones is a bestselling historian, TV presenter and award-winning journalist. His books, which have sold more than a million copies worldwide, include The Plantagenets, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, The Templars, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and The Hollow Crown, a Sunday Times bestseller (published in the USA as The Wars of the Roses). He has also written books about the Peasants’ Revolt and Magna Carta. His book Crusaders was published in autumn 2019. He co-authored the Sunday Times bestseller The Colour of Time, The World Aflame, and A Woman's World, 1850-1960, with Marina Amaral.
Dan has written and presented numerous TV series including ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’ (Netflix, Channel 5), ‘Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets’ and ‘London: 2000 Years of History’. His shows have been sold to more than 40 countries. He has also appeared in programmes for BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, Channel 4, Sky Atlantic and History as well as dozens of radio stations in the UK and USA. He worked as a consultant on the A&E series ‘Knightfall’, wrote and hosted the official ‘Knightfall’ podcast, and appeared in HBO’s official film charting the real history behind ‘Game of Thrones’.
Dan’s journalism appears on both sides of the Atlantic. For a decade he was a weekly columnist for the London Evening Standard and he has also contributed to The Times, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Smithsonian, CNN, GQ, The Spectator, New Statesman, American Interest, BBC History Magazine, History Today, Tatler and Literary Review. He lives in Surrey, UK.
Dan’s historical fiction debut, Essex Dogs, the first installment in a trilogy set during the Hundred Years War, was published by Head of Zeus in September 2022. The second installment, Wolves of Winter, will be published by Head of Zeus on 12 October 2023.
September 18, 2023First Episode of Dan Jones' new series Sex: A Bonkers History with Amanda Holden Airs Tonight
August 24, 2023Trailer drops for Dan Jones' new series 'Sex: A Bonkers History' with Amanda Holden
July 6, 2023Dan Jones' Essex Dogs is a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick for Summer 2023
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November 4, 2022Asma Khan, Amy Jeffs, and Dan Jones among 12 GCA authors in Waterstones' Best Books of 2022