Richard Ii: A Brittle Glory (penguin Monarchs) by Laura AsheRichard Ii: A Brittle Glory (penguin Monarchs) by Laura Ashe

Richard Ii: A Brittle Glory (penguin Monarchs)

byLaura Ashe

Mass Market Paperback | February 23, 2016

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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.
Laura Ashe is Associate Professor of English and a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. Her books include Fiction and History in England, 1066-1200 and the Oxford English Literary History, vol. 1: 1000-1350. Conquest and Transformation. She has also edited Early Fiction in England: From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Chaucer for Penguin Class...
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Title:Richard Ii: A Brittle Glory (penguin Monarchs)Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.36 × 4.98 × 0.65 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141979895

ISBN - 13:9780141979892

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