The Usurper King: Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99 Epub

6 thoughts on “The Usurper King: Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99

  1. Lesley Orchard Lesley Orchard says:

    Not sure if this was not a Vanity Publishing Project as it needs a good edit Rambles on with no focus to the chapters Just snippets of info interspersed with some very subjective analysis.

  2. The Truth Fairy The Truth Fairy says:

    Enjoyed it Great introduction for me to a period I know little about Not too heavy and not too light.

  3. Stuart Graham Stuart Graham says:


  4. emailqueen emailqueen says:

    Although the Wars of the Roses and Edward II have attracted a lot of attention, the other medieval deposition of a king, the reign of Richard II and the usurpation by Henry IV, seems to have been sadly neglected by popular historians.But this book admirably fills the gap detailed and extremely readable, it sheds light on the characters of the two English monarchs and the events which led to Henry s reign, arguably starting the train of events which lead to the Wars of the Roses.Bruce brings the period to life with everything from the minor details such as the extravagant fashions of Richard s court to convincing psychological arguments for the principal characters behaviour.Although the outcome is a foregone conclusion, she still manages to make the book a truly page turning read Hugely enjoyable and recommended.

  5. Cindy Cindy says:

    Well written and very interesting Highly recommended

  6. Customer Customer says:

    Starts off with a bang then gets a little slow, but then picks up the pace Well worth the read.

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The Usurper King: Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99 Bruce reassesses the dramatic events of the summer of , when Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, deposed Richard II, crowned himself King, and had Richard murdered in the Tower She provides, in readable style, a narrative of events, attempting to answer the main questions on the relationship between the Richard and Henry, and how Henry was able to depose a reigning king with such apparent ease