Richard II

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Richard II

british history king of england

Richard II

Release Date: December 10, 1978

Year    :   1978
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Time-Life Television Productions, BBC
Director    :   David Giles
Producers    :   
Writers    :   William Shakespeare
RunTime    :   157 mins.

Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their king has gone too far...

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