Within the Hollow Crown

Within the Hollow Crown

A Reluctant King, A Desperate Nation, and the Most Misunderstood Reign in History

eBook - 2010
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"Within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king..." -Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Richard II Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warfare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy. Richard's love for his wife, Anne of Bohemia, gave him the strength to outwit the schemes of his enemies and govern as he saw fit, providing England with years of prosperity under his reign. But when tragedy strikes, Richard begins to lose the common touch by which he had ruled so brilliantly, and begins a downward spiral from which his detractors would derive strength...
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781402248207
1402248202
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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