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Richard II

Author: Nigel Saul
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1999.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a radical reinterpretation of Richard II. Nigel Saul paints a picture of the King as a highly assertive and determined ruler, one whose key aim was to exalt the crown.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Saul
ISBN: 9780300078756 0300078757
OCLC Number: 696230143
Description: xiv, 514 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Richard II and Shakespeare --
Background and upbringing, 1367-77 --
Accession and minority, 1377-81 --
The great revolt, 1381 --
Marriage and diplomacy, 1381-3 --
The King and his friends, 1381-6 --
Retreat from war, 1383-5 --
Humiliation and constraint, 1386-7 --
Defeat and recovery, 1387-9 --
The quest for peace, 1389-98 --
Patronage and power, 1389-96 --
Richard in Ireland --
Piety and orthodoxy --
The King and his court --
Majesty, dominion and might, 1397-9 --
Deposition and death, 1399-1400 --
Richard : king and man --
Appendix : Richard II's itinerary, 1377-99 --
Genealogy.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Other Titles: Richard 2
Richard the Second
Responsibility: Nigel Saul.

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A biography of Richard II. It offers a radical reinterpretation of a complex king whose reign was characterized by a mixture of high principle and despotic legislation.  Read more...

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