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Richard III: Brother, Protector, King By Chris Skidmore,

  • Title: Richard III: Brother, Protector, King
  • Author: Chris Skidmore
  • ISBN: 9780297870784
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The last Plantagenet king remains one of England s most famous and controversial monarchs There are few parallels in English history that can match the drama of Richard III s reign, witnessed in its full bloody intensity.A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty for most of his early life, Richard s personality was forged in the tribulation of exile anThe last Plantagenet king remains one of England s most famous and controversial monarchs There are few parallels in English history that can match the drama of Richard III s reign, witnessed in its full bloody intensity.A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty for most of his early life, Richard s personality was forged in the tribulation of exile and the brutality of combat An ambitious nobleman and successful general with a loyal following, Richard was a man who could claim to have achieved every ambition in life, except one.Within months of his brother Edward IV s early death, Richard stunned the nation when he seized the throne and disinherited his nephews Having put to death his rivals, Richard s two year reign would become one of the most tumultuous in English history, ending in treachery and with his death on the battlefield at Bosworth.By stripping back the legends that surround Richard s life and reign, and returning to original manuscript evidence, Chris Skid rediscovers the man as contemporaries saw him His compelling study presents every facet of Richard s personality as it deserves to be seen as one of the most significant figures in medieval history, whose actions and behaviour underline the true nature of power in an age of great upheaval and instability.
    Richard III Brother Protector King The last Plantagenet king remains one of England s most famous and controversial monarchs There are few parallels in English history that can match the drama of Richard III s reign witnessed in its f

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    1. Proud and fierce spirit, which did not desert him even in death Polydore VergilThis is a hugely detailed, thoroughly researched account of Richard s life, bringing in all aspects of medieval society and all events of the mid to late fifteenth century.Skid doesn t exactly cast a vote for either side in the never ending debate over whether Richard was a good guy or not This isn t a hugely controversial work claiming Richard was either complete saint or the anti Christ himself, it s a look at the l [...]

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