Richard II

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Richard II (1377-1399) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. Neither trusted nor feared, Richard battled with a whole series of failures and emergencies before finally succumbing to a coup, imprisonment and murder. Laura Ashe’s account of his reign emphasizes the strange gap between Richard’s personal incapacity and the amazing cultural legacy of his reign.

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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England’s rulers – now in paperback

Richard II (1377-99) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. Neither trusted nor feared, Richard battled with a whole series of failures and emergencies before finally succumbing to a coup, imprisonment and murder.

Laura Ashe’s brilliant account of his reign emphasizes the strange gap between Richard’s personal incapacity and the amazing cultural legacy of his reign – from the Wilton Diptych to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman and The Canterbury Tales.

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Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 18 × 11.1 × 1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

x, 125 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.038092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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