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Petrified Unrest: Succession and Descent in Lancastrian Verse

Alex Davis

in Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In 1399, Henry Bolingbroke seized the throne from Richard II. This chapter examines the crisis of legitimacy that marked the rule of Henry IV and his successors as it plays itself out in two key ... More


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