This text presents a narrative of a nation's history as portrayed by William Shakespeare. John Julis Norwich tells the story of what really happened in the century and a half between 1337 and 1485 by examining the history plays, from the recently-authenticated "Edward III" through to "Richard III".
Edward III and the Black Prince (1337-1377); the young Richard (1377-1381); favourites and appellants (1381-1388); the King's revenge (1388-1398); the triumph of Bolingbroke (1398-1400); "King Henry IV Part 1" (1400-1403); "King Henry IV Part 2" (1403-1413); Harfleur and Agincourt (1413-1415); the end of the adventure (1415-1422); "King Henry V" (1414-1420); King Henry VI - his childhood and youth (1422-1445); "King Henry VI Part 1" (1422-1453); King Henry VI - the gathering storm (1445-1455); "King Henry VI Part 2" (1441-1455); the Wars of the Roses (1455-1475); "King Henry VI Part 3" (1455-1475); King Edward V (1471-1483); the final reckoning (1483-1485); King Richard III (1471-1485); epilogue. (Part contents).
Shakespeare's Kings by John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich
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