Richard II: King of England 1377-1399: A True King's Fall

Richard II is a figure famous in England s national myths the king who went insane, the narcissist, the tyrant of Shakespeare s play History regards his rule either as that of a superhuman monarch or a crazed and vicious ruler But Richard II was a complex and conflicted man a person with faults and shortcomings thrust into a role that demanded greatness In this bookRichard II is a figure famous in England s national myths the king who went insane, the narcissist, the tyrant of Shakespeare s play History regards his rule either as that of a superhuman monarch or a crazed and vicious ruler But Richard II was a complex and conflicted man a person with faults and shortcomings thrust into a role that demanded greatness In this book, Kathryn Warner returns with a biography of Richard II, which paints a portrait of the king with all of his strengths and imperfections left in the picture An aesthete and patron of the arts as well as a person troubled by a much maligned personality disorder , Richard II here emerges from behind the mask of a theatrical character.
Richard II King of England A True King s Fall Richard II is a figure famous in England s national myths the king who went insane the narcissist the tyrant of Shakespeare s play History regards his rule either as that of a superhuman monarch or

  • Title: Richard II: King of England 1377-1399: A True King's Fall
  • Author: KathrynWarner
  • ISBN: 9781445662787
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    KathrynWarner

    I grew up in the north of England, and hold two degrees in medieval history and literature from the University of Manchester I have run a blog about King Edward II reigned 1307 to 1327 since 2005, have had work published about him in the prestigious academic journal the English Historical Review and in the academic essay collection Fourteenth Century England, and have appeared talking about him in the BBC documentary Quest for Bannockburn My biography, titled Edward II The Unconventional King, was released by Amberley Publishing on 8 October 2014, and my biography of Edward II s queen Isabella of France c 1295 1358 was published on 15 March 2016 19 May in the US In July 2016 I gave a paper about Edward at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds My third book is an account of Edward s murder in 1327 or survival past that year, which came out on 1 June 2017 1 November in the US and my fourth is a bio of Edward II s great grandson Richard II, already out in the UK and due out on 1 May 2018 in the US My fifth book will be out on 30 October 2018 and is a biography of Edward II s malevolent favourite Hugh Despenser the Younger Future projects include a biography of Edward III s queen Philippa of Hainault, a joint bio of Edward II s nieces Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth de Clare, an account of the royal houses of Lancaster and York from 1245 to 1399, and a bio of Edward III s son Henry IV s father John of Gaunt, second duke of Lancaster.

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    • Brian said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:47 PM

      The author goes into some places where no previous historian has gone before, with the result that this book is complementary to, and not a replacement for, Nigel Saul's biography of the king. The focus is very much on Richard as a person and his relationships (including a fair amount of focus on his ancestry) and there is *relatively* little about the politics of the reign. The author's deep understanding of Richard's incredibly complex family is evident.As an example of "where no previous hist [...]

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