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The Red Prince

Helen Carr

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War, revolution and love - dazzling medieval history from a rising star

A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY

'The Red Prince announces Helen Carr as one of the most exciting new voices in narrative history.' Dan Jones

Son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all the Tudors. Always close to the English throne, John of Gaunt left a complex legacy. Too rich, too powerful, too haughty... did he have his eye on his nephew's throne? Why was he such a focus of hate in the Peasants' Revolt? In examining the life of a pivotal medieval figure, Helen Carr paints a revealing portrait of a man who held the levers of power on the English and European stage, passionately upheld chivalric values, pressed for the Bible to be translated into English, patronised the arts, ran huge risks to pursue the woman he loved... and, according to Shakespeare, gave the most beautiful of all speeches on England.

Format:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
ISBN:
9780861540822
Published Date:
15/4/2021
Dimensions:
234mm x 153mm x 28mm
Category:
History

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