The Hollow Crown

Author: Nicholas B. Dirks

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081875

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

View: 1641


A groundbreaking work that challenged conventional wisdom and set the standard for the study of Indian society

The Hollow Crown

Author: Herman Bakvis,R.A.W. Rhodes,Patrick Weller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349258709

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 464


The first volume in a series of comparative studies within the ESRC's Whitehall Programme focuses on core executives in five parliamentary democracies comparing the Westminster model as in Australia, Canada and Britain with the continental democracies of Germany and the Netherlands showing how political leadership is shackled by a vast array of constraints, from globalisation to internal fragmentation and rationalisation, making a heroic model of decisive political leadership hard to sustain.

The Hollow Crown

Author: Miri Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908009

Category: History

Page: 416

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There 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.

The Hollow Crown

Author: Dan Jones

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057128809X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 5118


'The Hollow Crown is exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history . . . Jones's material is thrilling . . . There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skilful piece of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph The fifteenth century saw the crown of England change hands seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown completes Dan Jones' epic history of medieval England, and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule was only made certain in the 1520s, when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst this tumult, chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived and the Renaissance began to flourish. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays.

Within the Hollow Crown

Author: Margaret Campbell Campbell Barnes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402248199

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4731


"Within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king..." -Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Richard II Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warefare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy. Richard's love for his wife, Anne of Bohemia, gave him the strength to outwit the schemes of his enemies and govern as he saw fit, providing England with years of properity under his reign. But when tragedy strikes, Richard begins to loose the common touch by which he had ruled so brilliantly, and begins a downward spiral from which his detractors would derive strength... "Sympathetic picture of sensitive, peace-loving, and ill-beset Richard II, who had it in him to be one of the best kings England ever had."-Booklist "Ms. Barnes captures the flavor, pageantry, and color of the Middle Ages...a distinguished novel." -Philadelphia Inquirer

Within the Hollow Crown

Author: Margaret Campbell Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 368

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Hollow Crown

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780334214

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6316


A murder mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne. October 1936. Joe Weaver, press magnate and close friend of the Royal family, calls for Lord Edward Corinth's help in recovering some missing letters, stolen from Wallis Simpson - the King's intimate friend. But there is no mystery about who has taken the correspondence: it is known to be Mrs Harkness, Edward's close friend and His Majesty's former favourite. As what seemed a simple stolen property case is complicated by murder, Verity Browne joins Edward in the investigation at Haling, the country home of Conservative MP Leo Scannon where Mrs Harkness is a guest. Very soon, the pair become involved with political protest at home and the fight against Fascism abroad, and against this background of social unrest that they set off to find out the truth behind the Hollow Crown... Praise for David Roberts: 'A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace' Peter James 'A really well-crafted and charming mystery story' Daily Mail 'A perfect example of golden-age mystery traditions with the cobwebs swept away' Guardian

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108421164

Category: Art

Page: 299

View: 6471


Lively and up-to-date critical introductions to a rich range of Shakespeare adaptations for film, video and television.

From Medievalism to Early-Modernism

Author: Marina Gerzic,Aidan Norrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429683006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 4395


From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular culture. By focusing on often overlooked uses of the past in contemporary culture—such as the allusions to John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (1623) in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and the impact of intertextual references and internet fandom on the BBC’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses—the contributors illustrate how cinematic, televisual, artistic, and literary depictions of the historical and cultural past not only re-purpose the past in varying ways, but also build on a history of adaptations that audiences have come to know and expect. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past analyses the way that the medieval and early modern periods are used in modern adaptations, and how these adaptations both reflect contemporary concerns, and engage with a history of intertextuality and intervisuality.

The Hollow Crown

Author: Harold Frederick Hutchison

Publisher: London : Eyre & Spottiswoode [1961]

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 310

View: 7857


An attempt to readress the overreliance on Lancastrian chronicles to challenge the old fashioned view of Ricahrd 11 as a neurotic failed tyrant. Huthcinson paints a more balanced picture of Richard drawing on sources which were not available to past scholars. Hutchinson argues that while Richard's capacity for coolly plotted revenge provdies the key yo his character, Richard was under great provocation from his barons and was nonetheless a sympathetic figure with great intelligence.