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Chronicles of the Revolution, 1397-1400 The Reign of Richard II

by Chris Given-Wilson

Part of the Manchester Medieval Sources Series

Chronicles of the Revolution, 1397-1400 The Reign of Richard II Synopsis

This collection of sources covers one of the most controversial and shocking episodes in medieval English history, the 'tyranny' and deposition of Richard II and the usurpation of the throne by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV. Contemporaries were sharply divided about the rights and wrongs of both Richard and Henry, and this division is reflected in the texts which form the major part of these sources. All the principal contemporary chronicles are represented in this collection, from the violently partisan Thomas Walsingham, chronicler of St Alban's Abbey who saw Richard as a tyrant and murderer, to the indignant Dieulacres chronicler, who claimed that the 'innocent king' was tricked into surrender by his perjured barons. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719035272
Publication date: 28th February 1993
Author: Chris Given-Wilson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 266 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500,

About Chris Given-Wilson

Chris Given-Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of St Andrews -- .

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