Within the Hollow Crown Author:Margaret Campbell Barnes Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warfare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a... more » fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.
Richard's love for his wife, Anne of Bohemia, gave him the strength to outwit the schemes of his enemies and govern as he saw fit, providing England with years of prosperity under his reign. But when tragedy strikes, Richard begins to lose the common touch by which he had ruled so brilliantly, and begins a downward spiral from which his detractors would derive strength...« less