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A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury - Edith Pargeter
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury
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It is 1399. Henry Bolingbroke, unjustly banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns to claim his rights and deposes the king to become Henry IV of England. He is aided by the powerful lords of Northumberland, especially by his friend, Harry Percy. But the triumph of his... show more
It is 1399. Henry Bolingbroke, unjustly banished and deprived of his inheritance by Richard II, returns to claim his rights and deposes the king to become Henry IV of England. He is aided by the powerful lords of Northumberland, especially by his friend, Harry Percy. But the triumph of his accession quickly turns sour in the face of ever-growing crises in his new kingdom, and Wales is the most pressing and troublesome of these. The specter of Richard holds sway beyond the grave, and the shadow of regicide, the memory of past crimes, and growing doubts and divisions cause a dangerous rift. The king also has powerful enemies who are all too willing to take advantage of this.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747233664 (0747233667)
ASIN: B003V1WE1S
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Pages no: 378
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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