The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster

Helen Carr (Author)
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A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2021

' 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.

Product Details

Price
£20.00  £18.60
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Publish Date
15 April 2021
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780861540822

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