Within the Hollow Crown : A Reluctant King, a Desperate Nation, and the Most Misunderstood Reign in History Paperback
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood of all English monarchs, the son of the Black Prince and grandson of Edward III has been portrayed in a dim light by history.
But Margaret Campbell Barnes gives readers a different portrait of Richard II.
Although his peace-loving ways set him apart from the war-mongering medieval world around him, Richard proved himself a true king by standing down a peasant revolt and outwitting the political schemes of his enemies.
Struggling to uphold the valiant Plantagent dynasty, Richard and his queen, Anne of Bohemia, nonetheless manage to create an exquisite partnership, described as 'one of the tenderest idylls of romance ever written'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 350 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781402239212