Edward ii (Penguin Monarchs): The Terrors of Kingship download free [PDF and Ebook] by Christopher Given Wilson

Edward ii (Penguin Monarchs): The Terrors of Kingship download free [PDF and Ebook] by Christopher Given Wilson year 2017
  • Book name: Edward ii (Penguin Monarchs): The Terrors of Kingship
  • Author: Christopher Given Wilson
  • Release date: 2017/12/7
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780141977966
  • Rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Votes: 387
  • Review by: Christie Abrams
  • Review rating: 8.91 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/22
  • Total pages: 144
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: He seems to have laboured under an almost child-like misapprehension about the size of his world. Had greatness not been thrust upon him, he might have lived a life of great harmlessness.'The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters. Unkingly, inept in war, and in thrall to favourites, he preferred digging ditches and rowing boats to the tedium of government. His infatuation with a young Gascon nobleman, Piers Gaveston, alienated even the most natural supporters of the crown. Hoping to lay the ghost of his soldierly father, Edward I, he invaded Scotland and suffered catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn. After twenty ruinous years, betrayed and abandoned by most of his nobles and by his wife and her lover, Edward was imprisoned in Berkeley Castle and murdered - the first English king since the Norman Conquest to be deposed.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H38M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Royalty, Medieval History, British & Irish History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 15.33 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x186x19mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Printed by: ALLEN LANE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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