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Richard III

By: HICKS, MICHAEL

0750978597 / 9780750978590
Paperback
942.046092
06/10/2016
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England
20 cm 320 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: Stroud: Tempus, 2000.

The classic biography of England's most vilified 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 Edward V and then subsequent generations of pro-Tudor historians ensured his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed by Shakespeare.

In the twentieth century, Richard found his apologists, those who saw him as more sinned against than sinning.

This biography - by the leading expert on Richard - strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike, providing a balanced and compelling portrait of this most infamous of kings.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

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