Richard III. A man. A king. A legend.
He ruled England for only two years, but the legacy of Richard III remains both fascinating and divisive.
From his childhood in the intensely loyal and close-knit York family to his rise as a thoughtful but troubled ruler, This Son of York is a passionate and deeply personal account of the life of Richard III. A man who loved his family and his country. A king who struggled to overcome the challenges not only of a turbulent time but his own human frailties. A legend whose true life is only now coming to light.
Inspired by the discovery of Richard III's grave and its revelations, award-winning author Anne Easter Smith brings together her decades of intense research, five celebrated novels on the Wars of the Roses, and her sustained passion for Richard III in this culminating book on the last Plantagenet king.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ever since I heard about the discovery of King Richard III grave in the car park back in the summer of 2012 in Leicester, I have been so fascinated by his story for a King that ruled England for two years. His reputation is as divisive and controversial as the legacy that remains in our memories of this man. Anne Easter Smith has outdone herself in narrating a story about the York dynasty with amazing detail an obviously well researched account of the time of his reign to his fall. The final chapter of the book was among the most amazing chapters I have ever read, EVER. The battle scene and the details of King Richard III last moments were simply short of being an amazing piece of literature. The passages in the book were all very moving and prose so rich with details and absolutely fabulous story full of creativity and knowledgeable accuracy of the time and his life. I highly recommend this amazing book. Smith wrote a masterpiece and brought to us Richard III as a complex character, and bringing to life a man so vulnerable and captivating.
This Son of York is a fabulous book. I love to read anything about the Plantagenet dynasty and Anne Easter Smith does not disappoint. This book tells the life story of King Richard III, the last of the Plantagenet kings. I like how he is portrayed in this book. He was such a fascinating man from England’s history. I was intrigued with his life until the end. I am giving This Son of York a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who love English History. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion