In 1483 a series of risings were planned across southern England seeking to murder and destroy Richard III and replace him with Henry Tudor. Although Richard quashed the rebellions in three weeks, he never regained political stability in the south. This is the first detailed study of the rebellions and the complex political history of the time. Gill discusses the nature of the rebels, southern gentry and their involvement in local government and the court of Edward IV, the conspiracies, the response of Richard, power relationships and patronage. An important study of 15th century history and the persona of Richard III.