130 Usurpation

    In 1399 Bolingbroke and Richard were locked in a struggle – who would rule England and how.    130 Usurpation   The traditional picture of Bolingbroke is a much laterRead More

    128 The Narcisist

    In 1397, Richard finally saw the chance to try to get his revenge on the Appellants – Gloucester, Arundel and Warwick. So the parliament  of September 1397 was momentus. 128Read More

    127 The Model of Chivalry

    Henry Bolingbroke, Earl of Derby, son of the most powerful magnate in England, was a golden child blessed with every advantage. While Richard tried to get his royal feet underRead More