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- DescriptionThe three Richards who ruled England in the Middle Ages were among the most controversial and celebrated of its rulers. Richard I ('Coeur de Lion', 1189-99) was a great crusading hero; Richard II (1377-99) was an authoritarian aesthete deposed by his cousin, Henry IV, and murdered; while Richard III (1483-85), as the murderer of his nephews, The Princes in the Tower, was the most torious villain in English history. This highly readable joint biography shows how much the three kings had in common, apart from their names. All were younger sons, t expected to come to the throne; all failed to leave a legitimate heir, causing instability on their deaths; all were cultured and pious; and all died violently. All have attracted accusations but also fascination. In comparing them, Nigel Saul tells three gripping stories and shows what it took to be a medieval king.
- Author BiographyNigel Saul is Professor of History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the author of a biography of Richard II.
- Author(s)Nigel Saul
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHambledon Continuum
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight435 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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