The Private Life of Edward IV

The Private Life of Edward IV

The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales

The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales

Richard II

A True King's Fall

Publication Date15th October 2017

Book FormatHardback





A new biography re-examining the complex and fascinating king, whose very humanity saw him deposed from his divine role.
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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 in decades, 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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