The Hollow Crown
A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages
By (author) Miri Rubin
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Hollow Crown by Miri Rubin
Book DescriptionThere is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. The extraordinary kings - Edward III and Henry V, the great warriors, Richard II and Henry VI, tragic inadequates killed by their failure to use their power, and Richard III, the demon king. The extraordinary events - the Black Death that destroyed a third of the population, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Agincourt. The extraordinary artistic achievements - the great churches, castles and tombs that still dominate the landscape, the birth of the English language in The Canterbury Tales. For the first time in a generation, a historian has had the vision and confidence to write a spell-binding account of the era immortalised by Shakespeare's history plays. The Hollow Crown brilliantly brings to life for the reader a world we have long lost - a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants, knights and merchants, almost perpetually at war - but continues to define so much of England's national myth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140148251
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Miri Rubin
Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (October 2014)
The Middle Ages (c.500-1500) includes a thousand years of European history. In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin tells the story of the times through the people and their lifestyles. Including stories of kingship and Christian salvation, agriculture and trade, Rubin demonstrates the remarkable nature and legacy of the Middle Ages.
Life and Passion of William of Norwich, Paperback (September 2014)
Gives an insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures carried out at a shrine.
Cambridge History of Christianity, Paperback (July 2014)
This History offers a wide-ranging overview of the rich and varied life of medieval European Christians and their institutions.
Mother of God, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Miri Rubin
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. Mary is so entangled in our world that it is impossible to conceive of the history of Western culture and religion without her. This title presents the story of that presence and raises profound questions about the human experience.
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Author Biography - Miri Rubin
Miri Rubin is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. Her previous books include Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture and Gentile Tales: Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews. She is currently writing a cultural history of the Virgin Mary for Penguin.
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