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Henry of Bolingbroke was one of the most important noblemen of the later fourteenth century. Brave, chivalrous and cultured, a talented musician, he excelled at the jousts held at his cousin Richard II's Court, acquiring military experience at Radcot Bridge in Oxfordshire and later fighting with the Teutonic Knights in Prussia. A great medieval traveller, he visited Konigs ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published November 15th 1994 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Jana
May 30, 2016 Jana added it
NOTE: This is code for Lisa's postal book which I just finished.

Postal Book Group: Round 4, Book 1

I'll write my review as soon as everyone has had a chance to read it.

PS: I have read Henry IV and I chose this book for a subterfuge as I do not think I'll be doing the author any disservice by messing with his GoodReads ratings ;-)

Shari
Apr 03, 2013 Shari rated it it was ok
My biggest complaint with this work is the obvious preference Bevan has for Richard II contra Henry IV. While I must admit that my own lack of appreciation for Richard II as a worthwhile monarch feeds into this attitude towards the book, I can also say that I like Henry IV only a small bit better, neither one being wonderful. I still believe that Henry had talent for kingship and did exercise it much better than Richard, who did little to improve the state of his realm.

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Sylvia Wright
Mar 04, 2013 Sylvia Wright rated it it was ok
Shelves: academic
poor ssense of history, no idea how to treat sources. doesn't distinguish between primary and secondary - e.g. Shakespeare cannot be a source for Henry IV since he lived 2 centuries later!!!!
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Bryan Bevan was educated at Eton and Jesus College, Cambridge and studied for the Bar.

At the time of publication of 'Robert Louis Stevenson Poet and Teller of Tales' he had had 13 books published and had contributed articles to various journals and The Times newspaper.

He is directly descended on his mother's side from Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Caroline Norton, a Victorain lady who wrote novels
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