Richard and John: Kings at War (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Oct 20, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 578 pages
12 Reviews
Legend and lore surround the history of kings Richard and John, from the ballads of Robin Hood and the novels of Sir Walter Scott to Hollywood movies. Frank McLynn has returned to the original sources to discover what Richard and John, the warring sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, were really like, and how their history measures up to the old legends. “With narrative panache and anecdotal detail” (The Independent), McLynn explores the truth behind the early folklore tradition, confirming that “Richard was everything you’d hoped for, and his brother John was the toad you’d always suspected.”

This is history at its best—a story well-told, thoroughly researched, unexpectedly revealing, and “a rattling good read” (Spectator).

  

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Review: Richard and John: Kings at War

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Finally finished this beast of a book. I suppose it is well-researched, but it truly is such a bore in various places. The amount of detail is sometimes too much. Make no mistake about it, according ... Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Best book on both richard and john ! Frank Mclynn one of the best! or the greatest at this time! Read full review

Contents

First section
Second section
MAPS
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
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About the author (2008)

Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Napoleon, 1066, Villa and Zapata, and Wagons West. He lives in England.

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