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Richard I John Gillingham

Richard I By John Gillingham

Richard I by John Gillingham

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An account of Richard the Lionheart's reign. John Gillingham scrutinizes the king's fluctuating reputation over the centuries and portrays him as neither a feckless knight-errant nor a neglectful king, but a masterful and businesslike ruler. This paperback includes an updated bibliography.

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Richard I by John Gillingham

Neither a feckless knight-errant nor a king who neglected his kingdom, Richard I was in reality a masterful and businesslike ruler. In this wholly rewritten version of a classic account of the reign of Richard The Lionheart, John Gillingham scrutinizes the reasons for the King's fluctuating reputation over successive centuries and provides a convincing new interpretation of the significance of the reign. This edition includes a complete annotation and expanded bibliography.

Richard I Reviews

Deserves to be regarded as definitive, and... will surely find its way on to the shelves of every student of the period. As befits the magnificence of his subject, Gillingham is a truly great historian. Nicholas Vincent, Times Literary Supplement There is enough violence and intrigue to appeal to any reader; one wonders why Richard's life has not been made into a movie. The book should appeal to any reader, and its mastery will be obligatory for any serious student of the period... A splendid book. Fred A. Cazel, History: Reviews of New Books an authoritative reading of Richard and his times... with a lively and engaging style that makes the book highly readable. The result is medieval political history at its best. Scott L. Waugh, Albion In John Gillingham, Richard I has found his most able biographer. This is a tremendous book and a great read compelling written. S.D. Church, English Historical Review

About John Gillingham

John Gillingham was formerly professor of medieval history at the London School of Economics.

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Richard I by John Gillingham
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