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Within the Hollow Crown

ISBN: 9781402239212

By: Margaret Campbell Barnes

Published: 03/31/2010

A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.

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“Within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king…”
—Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Richard II

Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warefare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.

“Ms. Barnes captures the flavor, pageantry, and color of the Middle Ages…a distinguished novel.”
—Philadelphia Inquirer

Richard’s love for his wife, Anne of Bohemia, gave him the strength to outwit the schemes of his enemies and govern as he saw fit, providing England with years of properity under his reign. But when tragedy strikes, Richard begins to loose the common touch by which he had ruled so brilliantly, and begins a downward spiral from which his detractors would derive strength...

“Sympathetic picture of sensitive, peace-loving, and ill-beset Richard II, who had it in him to be one of the best kings England ever had.”
—Booklist

About the Author

New York Times bestseller Margaret Campbell Barnes wrote several historical novels, including Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King's Fool, and The Tudor Rose. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

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Young Richard Plantagenet knelt by a richly blazoned tomb in Canterbury Cathedral while priests and monks chanted prayers for the repose of his father’s soul. Every now and then he made a valia

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A story of a very young King, Richard the II, who begins to grow into his reign at the tender age of 15. Becoming a King at the age of 10 after the death of his Grandfather, Edward the III.

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Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 15.00 oz
Page Count: 368 pages

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