He was sincerely devoted to the causes of peace and leisure, and I appreciate that in a monarch.
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An excellent introduction the Plantagenets and the mediaeval period in general with only half of the book discussing Richard II. However, the forgoing material does serve to give context to Richard's life and I feel makes a big difference to the way he is often perceived by history.
This book is excellent in conjunction with A Time Traveller's Guide to Mediaeval History or some such name, it's on my profile if you want to know as that gives much more detail about mediaeval life. The two togethe An excellent introduction the Plantagenets and the mediaeval period in general with only half of the book discussing Richard II. The two together probably give quite a complete picture.
Jun 26, nancykeeling rated it it was amazing. A very good history lesson Within this book, you get a history lesson. This book is about King Richard II and so much more. He gives an in-depth account of the Wat's Tyler insurrection of This event almost plunged England into civil war.
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You learn that he adored his first wife Anne and cherished his second wife though she was just a child. His form of death is uncertain, though this author gives you an idea of how it may have occurred. Richard the Second doesn't get much fanfare in history or even here in Abbott's account.
He has some remarkable moments but ends up appearing as such a self-absorbed and self-serving monarch that it becomes easy to appreciate the endless intrigues and uprisings against him. His early life held such promise though and one wonders how things could have been different. First Read in April Jun 17, James Vescovi rated it liked it.
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M4B audio book 80mb. His form of death is uncertain, though this author gives you an idea of how it may have occurred.
One person found this helpful. This biography of Richard II is a passable treatment of a very complex historical figure. The author appears to have tried to write the book by a specific deadline, because he skips over some very important events in the young king's life, while belaboring smaller points that he may have covered in earlier biographies of Richard II's ancestors.
The errors he makes are not major: The book would never be recommended reading on a college-level English History class, nor would I ever recommend its use for a term paper. Still, Abbott, who wrote many decades ago, gives a decent over view of some very turbulent times in English history. A thorough recounting of Richard's life. Covers the period just before his birth to the period just after his death.
Lots of interesting details that you won't find in most history books. Well worth a read if you are interested in King Richard II or the late 14th century. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Good detail with a very good background history into the monarchs at the time. Pretty general and superficial.
There are better books done by scholars since this one was written. Not very detailed book. I learned more from Wikipedia than from this book.
Good for general knowledge I guess. I purchased this book to get a better knowledge of Richard the second Spent most of time reading about his grand father and father before his birth I had already studied these kings. See all 9 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on April 18, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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