Talk: Richard II: The Boy Who Never Grew Up
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 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).