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Death Keeps His Court

Death Keeps His Court

(2015)
The Rule of Richard II
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DEATH KEEPS HIS COURT



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 favourites 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 which 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 which 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
Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
ISBN: 1-5226-5864-5 / 978-1-5226-5864-1
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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
Title: Death Keeps His Court: The Rule of Richard II
Author(s): Anselm Audley
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