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A History of the Life of Richard Coeur-de-Lion

King of England

By G. P. R. James

1842-49 - London - Saunders and Otley

9" by 5.5"; 402pp.; 419pp.; 431pp., 4pp.; 447pp.

 

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A comprehensive history of the life and reign of Richard the Lionheart by G. P. R. James.

First edition.

Richard I (8 September 1157 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was known as Richard Cur de Lion, or Richard the Lionheart, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. The Saracens called him Melek-Ric or Malek al-Inkitar King of England.

George Payne Rainsford James (August 9, 1799 June 9, 1860), was an English novelist. James also wrote poetry and drama and was an active author and editor of popular historical works. In 1832 he began a study entitled France in the Lives of her Great Men, but only one volume appeareda life of Charlemagne. His History of the Life of Edward the Black Prince (1836) resulted in his appointment as historiographer royal to William IV. He also produced Memoirs of Great Commanders (1832), Memoirs of Celebrated Women (1837), The Life and Times of Louis XIV (1838), Lives of Eminent Foreign Statesmen (183840), A History of Chivalry (1843), The Life of Richard I (18429), The Life of Henry IV of France (1847), and Dark Scenes of History (1849).

Complete in four volumes.

CONDITION

In cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Sunning to the spines. Spines cocked. Some dampstaining to the boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ink signatures to title pages. Pages are bright, though with some spotting and handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

 


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