This is the historical play on King Richard’s life and how he died, tracing his fall from power. As a young man, Richard rises to the throne, although quickly proven to make poor decisions. Instead of spending his time being a worthy monarch of England, he spends his time chasing the latest Italian fashion and increases taxes to fund his wars in Ireland and elsewhere. As Henry returns to England to reclaim his land, will Richard descend the throne or keep fighting till his dying breath?
For all historical lovers, this play provides a pertinent perspective on the British monarchy and its magnificent history. Amongst William Shakespeare’s many must-reads, this is the classic worth reading next! If you watched and loved a series such as ‘the Crown’ or a film as ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ this book should be on your to-be-read list.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist, perhaps even the greatest British writer of all time. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote plenty of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day. His many works are concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic and mystery. Some of his most famous are Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Due to Shakespeare’s insight into characters’ feelings and intentions and his ability to contrast right and wrongs, light and darkness, he could stand out among the plenitude of English writers in the 16th century. Shakespeare's work is still considerably relevant today because the characters are relatable, these stories are still relevant and can definitely make interesting conversations.