Troubadour's Song: The Capture, Imprisonment And Ransom of Richard the Lionheart
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Walker & Co
0802714595 / 9780802714596
Richard I Lionheart (Jacket Art)
;369 pages with index; First Edition/First Printing; Black & white illustrations/maps; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages; Endpapers are blue; Red boards with title in gold; Bright pictorial dust-jacket with no no tears & modest shelf and edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable clear mylar cover; . (Retracing and rediscovering Richard's secret journey across the Alps in winter, 'The Troubadour's Song' uncovered for the first time the full story of the arrest of Europe's most powerful king, two thousand miles from home, and the crippling effects of his gigantic ransom. The author, David Boyle recreates here the drama of the Third Crusade and the dynamic power, politics, and personalities of this pivotal era. In chronicling one of the most storied incidents in medieval history, this opens a window on the turbulent late twelfth century when the realities of violence and geopolitics were juxtaposed against certain ideals and courts of love & tolerance.)
RICHARD THE LIONHEART HISTORY HISTORY-RICHARD TROUBADOUR'S SONG: CAPTURE, IMPRISONMENT AND RANSOM OF LIONHEART/DAVID BOYLE, 1ST ED MEDIEVAL TWELFTH CENTURY-RICHARD