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Richard II

A True King's Fall

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Author: Kathryn Warner

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.

Book ISBN 9781445662787

Book Format Hardback

pages 372 pages

Publication Date 15 Oct 2017

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations 40

Regular Price: £20.00

Special Price: £18.00

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