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, and coauthored
the Sunday Times bestseller THE COLOUR OF TIME, with Marina Amaral.
His latest book, published in autumn 2019, is CRUSADERS.
“The Templars were one of the most famous, and notorious, organisations in western history. They emerged from the crusades and amassed huge wealth and property across Europe.”
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, Guardian, Smithsonian, CNN, GQ, Spectator, New Statesman, American Interest, BBC History Magazine, History Today, Tatler and Literary Review. He lives in Surrey, UK.