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Death Keeps His Court

(2015)
The Rule of Richard II
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A tyrant on the throne....

Richard II was young, handsome, and elegant. Last living child of the brilliant Black Prince, he came to the throne bearing the hopes of his people on his shoulders. His court glittered; his tastes were refined; his portraits shone with gold. Regal, composed, aloof, he was the very picture of majesty. He became a murderous, capricious tyrant. His favorites plotted against his family. He rewrote the laws of England to give himself absolute power. He raised an army against his own subjects. His subjects deposed him. Twice.

This is the story of the forgotten civil war of 1387, which saw Richard set against his brave, ill-starred uncle, Thomas of Woodstock. Of how a boy's bright promise turned deadly, provoking his nobles to fear, flight, and finally open war. Of how a humiliated king set out on a course of vengeance that would cost him his life and sow the first fatal seeds of the Wars of the Roses.

From royal banquets to battles in the mist, Death Keeps His Court tells a tale of real-life tyranny, treachery, and tragedy in the age that inspired A Game of Thrones. Anselm Audley holds BA and master's degrees in ancient history from Oxford as well as a degree in planetary science from University College London. He is a published fantasy novelist, the author of Heresy, Inquisition, Crusade, and Vespera.

    

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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
ISBN: 1-5226-5864-5 / 978-1-5226-5864-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
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April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II (Kindle Single)
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