The struggle for the crown takes on new dimensions as the realm of King Henry VI tears itself apart in civil war. His defeat in battle at St. Albans has placed the Duke of York on the throne. Henry and York agree that Henry rules until death but that York would then inherit the crown. Queen Margaret, unwilling to accept the disinheritance of her son, leads a counterattack by the Lancastrians. Soon a whole nation suffers under wars led by warmongering nobles driven by personal vendettas. King Henry retreats into contemplation; overcome by the senselessness of war, by fathers killing sons, sons killing fathers. Henry loses the throne again, and Edward, son of the murdered Duke of York, becomes king. But peace is illusive, as in the background his own brother Richard prepares the way for his own rise to the throne.
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This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations designed to give a firsthand knowledge of the contexts out of which Henry IV, Part 1 emerged. Hodgdon's intelligent and engaging introductions to the play and to the documents (most of which are presented in modern spelling and with annotations) offer a richly textured understanding of Elizabethan culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture.Product Description:
King Henry VI, Part 2 is a book written by William Shakespeare. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, King Henry VI, Part 2 is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by William Shakespeare is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, King Henry VI, Part 2 would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
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Book Description Routledge Kegan & Paul. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Very Good. No dust jacket. Interior stamped. Bookseller Inventory # Y06C-00129