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Bruce reassesses the dramatic events of the summer of 1399, when Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, deposed Richard II, crowned himself King, and had Richard murdered in the Tower. She provides, in readable style, a narrative of events, attempting to answer the main questions on the relationship between the Richard and Henry, and how Henry was able to depose a reiging king with such apparent ease.
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Book Description Stacey International, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110948695625
Book Description Rubicon Press, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. Seller Inventory # DADAX0948695625
Book Description Stacey International, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0948695625
Book Description The Rubicon Press, London, United Kingdom, 1998. Soft Cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Revised. 248 pages index notes b/w illustrations - This is an assessment of the dramatic events of 1399, when Henry of Bolingbroke invaded England, deposed King Richard II, was crowned King Henry IV, and later instigated Richard's murder in the Tower. Henry has generally been thought of as ambitious, treacherous and cruel, in unappealing contrast to the sensitive, cultured and handsome Richard. The author questions the truth of this portrayal. How was Henry viewed by his contemporaries? What was the real relationship between the two princes? And what led to Henry's invasion and victory at a time when people believed in the divine right of kings? The book traces the relationship between the two princes right back to their early boyhood, and sets out to show how early rivalry led to envy, jealousy and suspicion, until the very existence of the other became a threat that had to be ended. Yet beneath all the tensions there remained between the cousins a sympathy which left Henry conscious-stricken for the rest of his life. Seller Inventory # 332179