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Richard Ii

Richard Ii

A Brittle Glory
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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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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Richard II (Penguin Monarchs): A Brittle Glory
Author(s): Laura Ashe
ISBN: 0-14-197989-5 / 978-0-14-197989-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Richard II (Penguin Monarchs): A Brittle Glory
Author(s): Laura Ashe
Publisher: Penguin
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