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The Red Prince|Helen Carr
The Red Prince : The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster
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War, revolution and love - dazzling medieval history from a rising star

War, revolution, treason and love - the thrilling tale of Sir John of Gaunt brought to life by medieval history's rising star.

'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.

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A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2021. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY

'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

'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

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  • ISBN-13: 9780861543182
  • ISBN-10: 0861543181
  • Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
  • Publish Date: March 2022
  • Dimensions: 7.72 x 5.04 x 0.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 304

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