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The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages, Miri Rubin

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The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages
Title
The hollow crown
Title remainder
a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Miri Rubin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nine kings ruled England in the two centuries described by this book - six died violently, two usurped the throne and died naturally, if uneasily, after brief reigns, and only one, Edward III, lived into old age, a pathetic shadow of the brilliant young warrior who had once dazzled Europe."
  • "The extraordinary world so brilliantly re-created in The Hollow Crown was a turbulent and dangerous one. The country was racked by famine, rebellion, civil war and plague. The advent of the Black Death must be considered the single most terrible event in Britain's history; and the horrific, ultimately futile bloodbath of the Hundred Years War scarred generations. And yet, despite this turmoil, it is a period that left a magnificent artistic and literary legacy, that created a recognizable spoken and written English and that lies at the heart of the nation's myth of itself."
  • "The Hollow Crown revels in the texture of the times. The reader is given a strongly imagined sense of how lives were led across Britain, from peasant to king, from field to fortress, and of the events that are part of everyone's collective imagination, not least through Shakespeare's history plays. For readers unfamiliar with the history of these centuries The Hollow Crown is a magical introduction."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1956-
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Rubin, Miri
Dewey number
942.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA245
LC item number
.R83 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Penguin history of Britain
Series volume
10
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages, Miri Rubin
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: Allen Lane, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) 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
57243163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143035756
Lccn
2004065788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
Label
The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages, Miri Rubin
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: Allen Lane, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) 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
57243163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143035756
Lccn
2004065788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps

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