Birth date: September 29, 1913
Died: October 14, 1995
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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...
bookshelves: summer-2015, translation, trains-planes-automobiles, published-1965, czech, play-dramatisation, radio-4, war, prague, coming-of-age, period-piece, amusing, existentialism, absurdist, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, tbr-busting-2015 Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Nicole~ Read from March...
I liked it. Didn't think I would. Reminded me a bit of Robert Walser because of the narrator's childlike wonder of it all, except in this version, unlike the wandering and unlucky Walser, this hero gets laid. And in more ways than one.
'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...
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.