A World Grown Old with Poets and Kings

  • Paul Edward Dutton
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


A king at his peak may be a plenitude,1 but what is he in his decline as the parts begin to fall away? King Lear’s senescence consumed his world, sapping the vigor and perverting the actions of those around him like some gaseous and volatile Jupiter swallowing small orbiting moons. The all too human disaster of his failing strength and judgment spread outward, destabilizing not just a kingdom, but the smaller domestic governments within his reach.


Ninth Century Royal Family Gray Hair Aged Ruler Juridical Activity 
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