Lionheart and Lackland: King Richard, King John and the Wars of Conquest
Jonathan Cape, 2006 - 578페이지
Anyone who has seen 'The Lion in Winter' will remember the vicious, compelling world of the Plantagenets: the towering, almost psychopathic Henry II, commander of the slaughter of Thomas a Becket, at war with both his wife, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons (including the subjects of this remarkable book, Richard and John). And readers of the romance of Robin Hood will be familiar with the type-casting of Good King Richard, defending Christendom in the Holy Land, and Bad King John who usurps the kingdom in his absence. But how much do these popular stereotypes correspond with reality?
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LibraryThing Review사용자 리뷰 - k8_not_kate - LibraryThing
Here is another fantastic history by McLynn. As usual, he makes figures that might be easily seem one-dimensional become lively and human. When I picked up this book its heft alone was daunting, but ... 전체 리뷰 읽기
LibraryThing Review사용자 리뷰 - Richard7920 - LibraryThing
Tremendous book that reads like a medieval soap opera that was the Angevin Dynasty. 전체 리뷰 읽기