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The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages

Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006.
Series: Penguin history of Britain, 4.
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"The late Middle Ages were one of the most dramatic and turbulent periods in Britain's history. This brilliant book re-creates every aspect of life during an era of rebellion, civil war and plague. It ranges over the events that tore the country apart, from the Black Death to the Peasants' Revolt and the Wars of the Roses; the great and terrible kings immortalized in Shakespeare's plays; the texture of ordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rubin, Miri, 1956-
Hollow crown.
London : Penguin, 2006
(OCoLC)639373245
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miri Rubin
ISBN: 0140148256 9780140148251
OCLC Number: 62474662
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2005.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 379 p., [16] p. of ill. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Famine and deposition, 1307-1330 --
Plague and war, 1330-1377 --
An empty land and its king, 1377-1399 --
Usurpation and the challenges to order, 1399-1422 --
'For the world was that time so strange', 1422-1461 --
Little England and a little peace, 1462-1485.
Series Title: Penguin history of Britain, 4.
Responsibility: Miri Rubin.

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There is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. This account brings the reader a long lost world, a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants,  Read more...

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