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Why was Richard II so bad?

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Why was Richard II so bad?

Post by Cornfed » June 7th, 2019, 9:47 am

Well he seemed like a petulant child is some respects, but in general I just don’t get what the problem was. If you want to dethrone a king there has to be a damn good reason, so what was it? His dethroning precipitated all manner of deaths over more than a hundred years. Maybe he shouldn’t have been dethroned.

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Re: Why was Richard II so bad?

Post by Shemp » June 7th, 2019, 9:54 am

Cornfed, have you been drinking again, or is this a normal topic of conversation in that low income neighborhood where you live?

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Re: Why was Richard II so bad?

Post by Cornfed » June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Shemp wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:54 am
Cornfed, have you been drinking again, or is this a normal topic of conversation in that low income neighborhood where you live?
Of course this isn't a normal topic of everyday conversation. That's why it's posted in the History section action of a pro-freethinking forum.

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Re: Why was Richard II so bad?

Post by MarcosZeitola » June 7th, 2019, 12:49 pm

He was described as "handsome, but soft and feminine". Two marriages and heirs. At times acted erratically. Possibly homosexual. People like to follow a strong king, a king who isn't strong and imposing and does not impress his subjects could be overthrown.

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Re: Why was Richard II so bad?

Post by Cornfed » June 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm

Cornfed wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Shemp wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:54 am
Cornfed, have you been drinking again, or is this a normal topic of conversation in that low income neighborhood where you live?
Of course this isn't a normal topic of everyday conversation. That's why it's posted in the History section action of a pro-freethinking forum.
Just to inform people, the overthrow of Richard by his cousin Henry started what is commonly known as the "Wars of the Roses" (the basis for the Game of Thrones novels) which lasted well over 100 years and led to the extermination of much of the male English nobility, so it is somewhat worthy of historical discussion.

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