Shakespeare's English Kings History, Chronicle, and Drama

ISBN-10: 0195123190

ISBN-13: 9780195123197

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Saccio

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Saccio discusses the reign of each king separately and compares Shakespeare's plays with actual historical facts and scholarly examination. A new preface examines how this historical information is a resource for new audiences.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Prefatory Note to the Second Edition
Prefatory Note to the First Edition
History and History Plays
Richard II: The Fall of the King
Richard's reign to 1397
The Bolingbroke-Norfolk quarrel
The usurpation
The earl's rebellion
Henry IV: The King Embattled
The usurper and his challengers
The battle of Shrewsbury
Gaultree Forest and Bramham Moor
The king and the prince
Henry V: The King Victorious
The English throne
The French throne
Henry VI: The Loss of Empire
Introduction to the Henry VI plays
The end of the Hundred Years War
History and I Henry IV
Henry VI and Edward IV: The Rival Kings
The disorders of the 1440s
The fortunes of Richard duke of York
Edward IV, 1461-1471
Richard III: The Last Plantagenet
Edward IV, 1471-1483
The accession of Richard III
Bosworth and the Tudors
John: The Legitimacy of the King
The Angevin empire
The limits of royal authority
Usurped rights
Henry VIII: The Supreme Head
Henry VIII and Henry VIII
Henry's reign to 1529
The English Reformation
Afterword to the Second Edition
Appendix on Names and Titles
Genealogical Charts
Chronological Chart
Further Bibliography
Index of Persons
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