Religious Life of Richard III: Piety and Prayer in Northern England

Religious Life of Richard III: Piety and Prayer in Northern England

by Jonathan R. Hughes

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Overview

This is a study of the public piety and private religion of a king whose self image was at variance with the one entertained by his subjects in the south. Richard III publicly proclaimed his messianic conviction of his sense of his divine right to rule and deliver the nation from sin. Privately he used the prayers in his primer to identify with King David as a misunderstood, suffering king betrayed by those around him who can only turn to God, a conviction he expressed in his correspondence, his personal prayers and his earliest surviving portraits. This volume adds a new, if contentious, dimension to attitudes to Richard and is likely to spark an animated debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750924467
Publisher: Sutton Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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