Only in discussion of religion and Lollardy do we get anything like an analysis of the background.
It is not the best-organized book I have read; there were several times I had to re-read for 4-5 pages to make sure I was following the narrative properly.
Nigel Saul's book is an excellent read in those sections that narrate the historical flow of events.
Richard II is in my family tree. This book discusses his life. It is large and ,at times, a little hard to read, but anyone interested in English history should read this book.Published 21 days ago by Letha
After forcing King Edward II from the throne of England in 1327, the nobility of England became much more assertive against any intrusion by the king. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian Wayne Wells
I TOTALLY RECOMMEND FOR RESEARCHERS who had a crush on this historical figure and wanted to have a very complete although elitist comprehension of his reign...Published 11 months ago by Clémence Lecointe
The book is not a general introduction to the period. Like one reviewer said, it does assume some general background in the subject (for example, I wouldn't read a biography on... Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by xleepy
Richard II came to the throne in 1377 soon after his 10th birthday. Four years later he faced a major revolt of his people and he acted (and reacted) for the ten years from 1377-87... Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Daniel Putman
Richard II is a very thorough study of this English king, but it really isn't for everyone. I've taken degrees in history, and I found myself hard put to it to get through some of... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Atheen
A very in depth biography on the tragic life of Richard II the grandson of one of the great kings of England, Edward III. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by Todd Eriksen
As I picked up Nigel Saul's mammoth "Richard II" (1999, 514-page paperback) I remembered that some have blamed the rule of this troubled monarch for planting the seeds for the War... Read morePublished on May 28, 2008 by Readalots