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Richard II, Makers of History

Richard II, Makers of History by Jacob Abbott
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Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England.

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Makers of History

Richard II.

BY JACOB ABBOTT

WITH ENGRAVINGS

NEW YORK AND LONDON

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

1901

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Copyright, 1886, by BENJAMIN VAUGHAN ABBOTT, AUSTIN ABBOTT, LYMAN ABBOTT, and EDWARD ABBOTT.

[Illustration: PARLEY WITH THE INSURGENTS.]

PREFACE.

King Richard the Second lived in the days when the chivalry of feudal times was in all its glory. His father, the Black Prince; his uncles, the sons of Edward the Third, and his ancestors in a long line, extending back to the days of Richard the First, were among the most illustrious knights of Europe in those days, and their history abounds in the wonderful exploits, the narrow escapes, and the romantic adventures, for which the knights errant of the Middle Ages were so renowned. This volume takes up the story of English history at the death of Richard the First, and continues it to the time of the deposition and death of Richard the Second, with a view of presenting as complete a picture as is possible, within such limits, of the ideas and principles, the manners and customs, and the extraordinary military undertakings and exploits of that wonderful age... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 6, 2014
Subject: Wonderful Series!
I just LOVE the books by Jacob Abbott! They are easy to follow, well-written, full of historical facts and include moral reflection. I wish more of them would be read and cataloged. I go through each of them at least twice.


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