The Death of Kings

By

In this fascinating study, Evans traces the dramatic stories of the royal deaths of kings from Harold at Hastings to Richard III at Bosworth. Not satisfied in merely classifying the death of each king (accident, natural, violent) and narrating history, Evans tries to give meaning to the social and political implications of each passing. Full of personal information about the royals and the people they governed, we also get a glimpse of how writers and contemporaries viewed their kings. An important resource read.

 

 

Share this review

Buy "The Beggar at the Gate & Other Stories" for £2.05 (Kindle edition)

12 of the best stories selected from the 2012 Historical Novel Society Short Story Award

Details

Publisher

Published

Genre

Period

Price
(US) $29.95

ISBN
(US) 1852852682

Format
Hardback

Pages
288

Review

Appeared in

Reviewed by