Richard III [NOOK Book]

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The story of the most vilified English king, from model of nobility to murderer and monster. Richard III has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. His usurpation of the throne from his nephew, the story of the 'Princes in the Tower' and generations of pro-Tudor historians ensureed his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed in Shakespeare's eponymous play. Then, in the twentieth century, Richard III found his apologists - those who regarded him as more sinned against than sinning. The ...
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Richard III

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Overview

The story of the most vilified English king, from model of nobility to murderer and monster. Richard III has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. His usurpation of the throne from his nephew, the story of the 'Princes in the Tower' and generations of pro-Tudor historians ensureed his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed in Shakespeare's eponymous play. Then, in the twentieth century, Richard III found his apologists - those who regarded him as more sinned against than sinning. The process of rehabilitation had begun. This study by an acclaimed scholar of Richard III strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike. Analysing contemporary evidence and recreating the course of Richard's life in it fifteenth-century context, Michael Hicks reveals a complex and powerful figure and charts Richard's bewildering transformation in his own lifetime from a model of nobility, via kingship, to tyrant and monster.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752473260
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 223
  • Sales rank: 369,356
  • File size: 557 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 The England of Richard III 12
2 Richard III as Duke of Gloucester 68
3 Richard III's usurpation of the throne 112
4 Richard III and Buckingham's Rebellion 186
5 Richard III's defeat and defamation 237
6 The man behind the myth 266
Genealogies 273
Chronology 277
Bibliography 285
List of Illustrations 292
Index 294
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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Perfect for Research!

    This book gave a lot of good information about Richard III. Unlike sir thomas moors book, this was actual facts about this misrepresented King. Great Book for anyone interested in the life of King Richard III

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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