A historical novel, woven of the brawn and blood of England's struggle for a stable government during the time of Richard...

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HARRY OF MONMOUTH

A historical novel, woven of the brawn and blood of England's struggle for a stable government during the time of Richard II, etches the life of Harry of Monmouth, second in line for a crown he didn't want. Harry came to worship Hotspur, under whom he served and learned, and to resist his father's attempts to make him turn against Hotspur- so successfully that when he came to the throne there was pardon for many who had been named traitor. In winning France he respected his enemies and his rule gave England a brief respite from civil strife. For full reading enjoyment this asks a solid background of the times but Maughan's gift for capturing mood, period and personality make it a book worth reading.

Pub Date: March 14, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow -Sloane

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1956