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Richard II : a true king's fall
Richard II : a true king's fall
Warner, Kathryn2017
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Richard II is a figure famous in England's national myths - the king who went insane, the narcissist, the tyrant of Shakespeare's play. History regards his rule either as that of a superhuman monarch or a crazed and vicious ruler. But Richard II was a complex and conflicted man - a person with faults and shortcomings thrust into a role that demanded greatness. In this book, Kathryn Warner returns with the first modern biography of Richard II, to paint a portrait of the king with all of his strengths and imperfections left in the picture. An aesthete and patron of the arts as well as a person troubled by a much-maligned 'personality disorder', Richard II here emerges from behind the mask of a theatrical character.
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Imprint:
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2017.
Collation:
352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes QR code.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781445662787 (hbk)
Dewey class:
942.038092
Language:
English
BRN:
2572968
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