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A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury - Edith Pargeter
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury
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England, 1399. A treacherous plot has been hatched to depose King Richard and install Henry Bolingbroke on the English throne.With the aid of his powerful friend Hotspur, Henry is victorious. But, crowned Henry IV, he rules a kingdom in crisis. In Wales, rebellion threatens. Henry's heir, Hal, is... show more
England, 1399. A treacherous plot has been hatched to depose King Richard and install Henry Bolingbroke on the English throne.With the aid of his powerful friend Hotspur, Henry is victorious. But, crowned Henry IV, he rules a kingdom in crisis. In Wales, rebellion threatens. Henry's heir, Hal, is named Prince of Wales but the Welsh have a prince of their own blood and he i
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ASIN: B01136BX7I
Publisher: Headline
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter
Or, A Tale of Too Many Henrys I’d been wanting to read this one for a while now, but had never gotten around to it, so I was pleased when it was chosen as June 2016’s book by the “More Historical than Fiction” bookclub here at booklikes. Before this, I had only ever read some of the Cadfael books...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
'A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury' details the beginning of the reign of Henry IV, the first of the three Henrys that are featured in this book. King Henry, formerly Henry of Bolingbroke, is masterfully personified, first as a wronged nobleman coming from exile to claim what is rightfully his. Then he a...
jemidar
jemidar rated it
Honestly, how could I not fall in love with Pargeter's version of Henry "Hotspur" Percy?! He almost makes the Hunks in History list :-D.
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