Monday, April 5, 2010

Book Review: Within the Hollow Crown

By: Margaret Campbell Barnes

When you are in a position of power many people want to take advantage of you and convince you that what they think is the right way. And when you are king it is very evident that this is something that happens on a daily basis. How do you protect yourself against everyone in your life. Can you live a life like that where there is no one who really is someone you can trust because you believe that everyone who is in your life has ulterior motives?

For King Richard II he has a life to live and a country to rule. He has a love for Anne of Bohemia and many who want his crown. All he wants out of life is to be a good king and rule for the people.

This book is another great example of a time in history that you don't read a million books about (ie. Henry VIII) but has an interest to those that are not all history buffs. It is a great period of English history. And this book takes you there so that you can see what it is like. Definitely a great read for those who love historical fiction.

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