Kings and Queens Weekend 2019: Laura Ashe

Laura Ashe will be speaking about 'Richard II: The Boy Who Never Grew Up' at our Kings and Queens Weekend in March 2019

BBC History Magazine's Kings and Queens Weekend, March 2019

Talk: Richard II: The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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Richard II came to the throne as a child and the chaotic events of his faltering reign expose his own personal weaknesses, and the profound difficulties thrown up by government shaped around personalities. In her talk, Professor Laura Ashe will revisit the turbulent years of the late 14th century.

Laura Ashe will talk on Richard II
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Laura Ashe is Professor of English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford. She works on medieval English literary, political, and cultural history. Her books include Early Fiction in England: From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Chaucer (2015), Richard II: A Brittle Glory (2016), and most recently a long monograph, The Oxford English Literary History vol. 1.: 1000-1350. Conquest and Transformation (2017).

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