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Richard II By Jacob Abbott
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King Richard the Second lived in the days when the chivalry of feudal times was in all its glory. His father, the Black Prince; his uncles, the sons of Edward the Third, and his ancestors in a long... More > line, extending back to the days of Richard the First, were among the most illustrious knights of Europe in those days, and their history abounds in the wonderful exploits, the narrow escapes, and the romantic adventures, for which the knights errant of the Middle Ages were so renowned. This volume takes up the story of English history at the death of Richard the First, and continues it to the time of the deposition and death of Richard the Second, with a view of presenting as complete a picture as is possible, within such limits, of the ideas and principles, the manners and customs, and the extraordinary military undertakings and exploits of that wonderful age.< Less
Richard I By Jacob Abbott
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The author of this series has made it his special object to confine himself very strictly, even in the most minute details which he records, to historic truth. The narratives are not tales founded... More > upon history, but history itself, without any embellishment, or any deviations from the strict truth so far as it can now be discovered by an attentive examination of the annals written at the time when the events themselves occurred.< Less
The Unfinished By Richard King
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A collection of short stories and poetry from Richard King's earlier work, the stories draw on the politics of a futuristic Britain, the individual world view of a besotted artist, the manipulator of... More > a lottery, and lovers falling apart over language, to create a picture of individuals that are both definite and lost within their worlds. The Unfinished is about unfinished people....< Less
The Unfinished By Richard King
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A collection of short stories and poetry from Richard King's earlier work, the stories draw on the politics of a futuristic Britain, the individual world view of a besotted artist, the manipulator of... More > a lottery, and lovers falling apart over language, to create a picture of individuals that are both definite and lost within their worlds. The Unfinished is about unfinished people....< Less
Richard 2 By William Shakespeare
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King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled 1377–1399) and... More > is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V. Although the First Folio (1623) edition of Shakespeare's works lists the play as a history play, the earlier Quarto edition of 1597 calls it The tragedie of King Richard the second.< Less
Richard 3 By William Shakespeare
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Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around 1593. It depicts the Machiavellianrise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of... More > England.[1] The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard IIIconcludes Shakespeare's first tetralogy (also containing Henry VI parts 1–3).< Less
Richard Victorious By Shirley Hall
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22 August 1485. Henry Tudor lay dead. The Battle of Bosworth was over and King Richard III rode into Leicester in triumph with the cheers of the people ringing in his ears. Elated at his victory and... More > relieved that the Lancastrian threat to his throne was no more, he could now concentrate on ruling a country at peace. Though he still mourned his beloved wife who had died earlier that year, Richard realised that he must next make a suitable marriage to provide an heir to ensure the succession. After his return to Westminster, he discovered the truth of what had befallen his two nephews, the so-called Princes in the Tower, clearing him of any involvement. This is the story of what could have happened if Richard had been victorious at Bosworth. There would have been no tyrannical Tudors and no dissolution of the monasteries. Instead, England would have enjoyed years of peace and prosperity with enlightened laws that benefited the ordinary people in the reign of ‘Good King Richard,’ loved by all who knew him.< Less
Richard III By Jacob Abbott
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Excerpt "To the right high and mighty prince, our most worshipful and greatly redoubted lord and father, the Duke of York, Protector and Defender of England." The castle of Ludlow, where... More > the boys were residing when this letter was written, was a strong fortress built upon a rock in the western part of England, not far from Shrewsbury. The engraving is a correct representation of it, as it appeared at the period when those boys were there, and it gives a very good idea of the sort of place where kings and princes were accustomed to send their families for safety in those stormy times. Soon after the period of which we are speaking, Ludlow Castle was sacked and destroyed. The ruins of it, however, remain to the present day, and they are visited with much interest by great numbers of modern travelers.< Less
Richard III By William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent... More > dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children:Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of aplaying company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. -wikipedia< Less
Richard II By William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent... More > dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children:Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of aplaying company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. -wikipedia< Less

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