The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages

The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages

by Miri Rubin

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Overview

There is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. The extraordinary kings - Edward III and Henry V the great warriors, Richard II and Henry VI, tragic inadequates killed by their failure to use their power, and Richard III, the demon king. The extraordinary events - the Black Death that destroyed a third of the population, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Agincourt. The extraordinary artistic achievements - the great churches, castles and tombs that still dominate the landscape, the birth of the English language in The Canterbury Tales.

For the first time in a generation, a historian has had the vision and confidence to write a spell-binding account of the era immortalised by Shakespeare's history plays. THE HOLLOW CROWN brilliantly brings to life for the reader a world we have long lost - a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants, knights and merchants, almost perpetually at war - but continues to define so much of England's national myth.



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ISBN-13: 9780141908007
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 01/27/2005
Series: Penguin History of Britain
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Miri Rubin is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London

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