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The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster Kindle Edition
‘The Red Prince announces Helen Carr as one of the most exciting new voices in narrative history.’ Dan Jones
Son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all the Tudors. Always close to the English throne, John of Gaunt left a complex legacy. Too rich, too powerful, too haughty… did he have his eye on his nephew’s throne? Why was he such a focus of hate in the Peasants’ Revolt? In examining the life of a pivotal medieval figure, Helen Carr paints a revealing portrait of a man who held the levers of power on the English and European stage, passionately upheld chivalric values, pressed for the Bible to be translated into English, patronised the arts, ran huge risks to pursue the woman he loved… and, according to Shakespeare, gave the most beautiful of all speeches on England.
'Helen Carr's spellbinding and richly researched debut biography... looks at one of the major medieval figures in Britain with a fresh and appealing perspective... Carr tells his story with conviction and fascinatingly rich detail.'--Boisdale Life
'[The] opening reference is... typical of the nuances of Carr's portrayal of an often-misunderstood figure... Carr presents an authoritative account, acknowledging all aspects of a complex character whose devotion to royal privilege was equally a convoluted illustration of his own interests.'--Emma J. Wells, TLS
'The Red Prince is not...just a book of battles and wars. Carr's John of Gaunt is a man who loved as passionately as he fought... Carr's sensitive use of contemporary sources paints a poignant deathbed scene... in The Red Prince it is the towering figure of John of Gaunt, a thoroughly European Englishman, who takes centre stage and it's a stirring and memorable performance.'--Leanda de Lisle, The Times
'A long overdue reappraisal of one of medieval England's greatest but most enigmatic figures. The Red Prince announces Helen Carr as one of the most exciting new voices in narrative history.'--Dan Jones, author of the Plantagenets and The Hollow Crown
'An absorbing biography of one of the great figures of the English past.'--New European
'Deploying vivid and compelling prose alongside her considerable scholarship, Helen Carr fully succeeds in restoring John of Gaunt to his rightful place - in the first rank of medieval princes. This is an excellent book, that brings the fourteenth century back to life through a thoughtful parade of intriguing characters - none more fascinating than John of Gaunt himself.'--Charles Spencer, bestselling author of Blenheim and Killers of the King
'Helen Carr has captured the drama of [John of Gaunt's] life and the tensions inherent in it in a compelling portrait. In so doing, she reminds us of the contradictions of a period remote from our own, not just in time but in values and beliefs too... Carr has brought to life one of the major figures of medieval England.'--Linda Porter, Literary Review
'Helen Carr is a really exciting new talent in the world of history writing, whose work strikes a perfect balance between lucidity and scholarship. Her debut, The Red Prince, is a beautifully nuanced portrait of an oft misunderstood man.'--Rebecca Rideal, author of 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire
'Helen Carr is one of the most exciting and talented young historians out there. She has a passion for medieval history which is infectious and is always energetic and engaging, whether on the printed page or the screen.'--Dan Snow
'Helen Carr tells the gripping story of John of Gaunt's dramatic and controversial career, from the wars he waged across Europe to the political intrigue and rebellion he faced at home, and above all the way in which his life was marked by profound love, and loss. This is an engaging and moving portrait of one of the leading figures of the Hundred Years War.'--Sophie Thérèse Ambler, author of The Song of Simon de Montfort
'His fame has faded in recent years but Helen Carr's absorbing new biography returns him to his rightful place.'--Daily Mail
'In Shakespeare's Richard II, John of Gaunt gives the "this scepter'd isle... this England" speech. This vivid history brings to life his princely ambitions and passion.'--The Times, Best Books of 2021
'Superb, gripping and fascinating, here is John of Gaunt and a cast of kings, killers and queens brought blazingly, sensitively and swashbucklingly to life. An outstanding debut.'--Simon Sebag Montefiore
'This biography explores the motivations of a complex figure who, for years, skilfully moved through a world of chivalry, legislative machinations and enormous wealth... This is a compelling profile of a pivotal figure in English history.'--History Revealed --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08ZNSGCQJ
- Publisher : Oneworld Publications (15 April 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 8424 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 339 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 55,800 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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,as The Duke of Lancaster' was such that he could be considered to be the progenitor of 'The Wars of the Roses'. This is a well produced and well written book which desrves a place in any library covering this period of history.
Highly recommend for all those with an interest in the Plantagenets and particularly John of Gaunt and Edward III, etc.