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The Resource Richard II, Nigel Saul

Richard II, Nigel Saul

Label
Richard II
Title
Richard II
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Saul
Title variation
  • Richard 2
  • Richard the Second
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nigel Saul paints a picture of Richard as a highly assertive and determined ruler, one whose key aim was to exalt and dignify the crown. In Richard's view, the crown was threatened by the factiousness of the nobility and the assertiveness of the common people. The king met these challenges by exacting obedience, encouraging lofty new forms of address and constructing an elaborate system of rule by bonds and oaths. Saul traces the sources of Richard's political ideas and
  • Finds that he was influenced by a deeply felt orthodox piety and by the ideas of the civil lawyers. He shows that, although Richard's kingship resembled that of other rulers of the period, unlike theirs, his reign ended in failure because of tactical errors and contradictions in his policies. For all that he promoted the image of a distant, all-powerful monarch, Richard II's rule was in practice characterised by faction and feud. The king was obsessed by the search for
  • Personal security: in his subjects, however, he bred only insecurity and fear
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saul, Nigel
Dewey number
  • 942.03/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA235
LC item number
.S26 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale English monarchs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richard
  • Great Britain
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Great Britain
Label
Richard II, Nigel Saul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35262429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300070033
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96036062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Richard II, Nigel Saul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35262429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300070033
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96036062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

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