Thr Life and Times of Richard III

Thr Life and Times of Richard III

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ISBN-13: 9781573352451
Publisher: B&N Distribution
Publication date: 07/26/1995
Series: The Life and Times Series
Pages: 223

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Thr Life and Times of Richard III 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
waltzmn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For those who want a scholarly look at Richard III, there is still a clear first choice, even though it is now decades old: Charles Ross's book Richard III. Nothing written since is as thorough, and nothing written since breaks any new ground. But although Ross is a good writer, it is a hefty tome -- and he clearly considers Richard guilty of many of the accusations against him, although he does not consider him a dreadful king or man.For those who wish a book with a lighter tone, and one that is kinder to Richard, this is a good candidate. Anthony Cheetham is a moderate "revisionist," meaning that he considers Richard more good than bad -- although he admits that Richard is likely responsible for his nephews' deaths. Throw in the illustrations and you have a good book to set at the other end of the bookshelf from Ross. There are books which are more pro-Richard than Cheetham's, and more anti-Richard's than Ross -- but I would bet, if we could somehow find the truth, that it would fall somewhere between Ross and Cheetham, not at one of the extreme.