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A wonderful evocation of a turning point in English history,
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This review is from: A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury (Paperback)
Anyone who has read Shakespear's Henry plays should welcome this extraordinary picture of England in the throes of a forcible succession. The events and the people which the plays could only mention in passing become vividly real. The relation between Prince Hal and Hotspur puts the Prince in an entirely new light, and changes Hotspur from the quasi-comic figure of the plays to a figure of genuine tragedy. Ms. Pargeter had a gift for creating drama. Her picture of the coronation of Henry IV, seen through the eyes of the prince, would grace any stage.