Dan Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of many nonfiction books, including Powers and Thrones, The Templars, and The Plantagenets. Wolves of Winter is the second novel in his Essex Dogs series, following the fortunes of ordinary soldiers in the Hundred Years' War. Jones is the host of the podcast This is History: A Dynasty to Die For and has produced, written, and presented dozens of TV shows, including the popular Netflix series Secrets of Great British Castles.