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The last Plantagenets.

Author: Thomas B Costain
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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This, the fourth volume of the author's chronicle of English history entitled The Pageant of England, covers the period from the rule of Richard II to the end of the dynasty in Richard III. A story of intrigue and murder, much of which is still a mystery to historians.
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Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965.
Last Plantagenets.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1962
(OCoLC)565113810
Named Person: House of Plantagenet; House of Plantagenet
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Costain
ISBN: 0385001428 9780385001427
OCLC Number: 418962
Description: 424 pages illustrations 25 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: THE KING WHO LOST A SHOE: A prince is born --
The struggle over the succession --
The King who lost a shoe --
Passed over, tolerated, winked at --
The first English Bible --
When the bell was Rungen --
The blaze spreads --
The voice of John Ball --
Not a blow struck, not a head broken --
The boy king takes hold --
I will be your chief and captain --
The days of retribution --
The gay court of the young King --
Good Queen Anne --
The bully of Woodstock --
The daring Grocer --
The King's favorite --
England faces invasion --
The merciless parliament --
The King raises a hand --
The death of good Queen Anne --
The days of development --
I shall then be a great lady --
The King strikes --
Vengeance is mine, I will repay --
The absolute King --
Two of the five --
The great mistakes --
The king had no horses and no men --
The little queen fights for the throne --
The King who lost his life --
PART TWO: THE RED AND THE WHITE: A sick King and a dull reign --
The Welsh magician --
The King and fair Kate --
The red and the white --
The gentle Henry --
The fourth Edward --
The kingmaker --
The Queen of sorrows and enmities --
The butt of Malmsey --
William Caxton --
PART THREE: THE GREAT MYSTERY: The whipping boy --
How it began --
Throwing the book --
The king is dead, long life the King --
Richard takes the throne --
A short and unhappy reign --
On Bosworth Field --
Some curious measures and omissions --
The murder of the princes --
The great impersonations --
The hired historian --
The bones in the tower --
The evidence of an eyewitness --
A personal postscript --
Index.

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This, the fourth volume of the author's chronicle of English history entitled The Pageant of England, covers the period from the rule of Richard II to the end of the dynasty in Richard III. A story of intrigue and murder, much of which is still a mystery to historians.

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by daytrivia (WorldCat user published 2008-07-26) Excellent Permalink
I have read all the books in the Costain series and I cannot say enough about the details that he presents so well. This item is a page turner. Reads like a novel.
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