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Author Fletcher, Christopher David

Title Richard II : manhood, youth, and politics, 1377-99 / Christopher Fletcher
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xix, 316 pages)
Series Oxford historical monographs
Oxford historical monographs
Contents The language of manhood I: strength, violence, and honour -- The language of manhood II: 'humanitas', decorum, and largesse -- Medico-moral theories of manhood: strength, constancy, and reason -- The royal authority and the king's childhood, 1376-82 -- The emergence of the king's firm purpose, 1382-84 -- The pursuit of manhood, 1384-86 -- The return of the king's youth, 1386-88 -- The establishment of a conciliar regime, 1388-90 -- Majesty and restriction, 1390-92 -- The drift to power, c.1390-97 -- A boy nor a man? 1397-99
Summary Richard II has long suffered from a reputation for effeminacy, but the real king was very different. Fletcher argues that the king sought to assert his authority by acting in accordance with prevailing ideas of manhood, first through a military campaign, and then, fatally, through revenge against those who attempted to restrain him
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400.
SUBJECT Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400 fast
Subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
Kings and rulers
Politics and government
SUBJECT Great Britain -- History -- Richard II, 1377-1399.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1377-1399.
Subject Great Britain
Storbritannien -- kungar och härskare -- 1300-talet -- biografi.
Storbritannien -- historia -- 1300-talet.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191563119