The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages

  • Publish Date: 2005-04-26
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Miri Rubin

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The extraordinary world so brilliantly re-created in The Hollow Crown was a turbulent and dangerous one. England was racked by famine, rebellion, civil war, and plaguewith the descent of the Black Death and the horrific, ultimately futile bloodbath of the Hundred Years Warand yet, despite the turmoil, this period left a magnificent artistic and literary legacy, creating a recognizable spoken and written form of the English language. Ranging from peasant to king, from field to fortressincluding the events that are part of the modern worlds collective imagination, not least through Shakespeares history playsThe Hollow Crown brings the texture of late medieval England to life.

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