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Richard III : England's most controversial king / by Chris Skidmore.

Author/creator Skidmore, Chris, 1981- author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxvii, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves : genealogical tables, illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Variant title Richard the Third
Contents Part one: Brother. Sons of York ; The wheel turns ; 'Not altogether brotherly eyes' ; A northern affinity -- Part two: Protector. 'The king is dead, long live the king' ; 'Protector and defender of this our Realm' ; 'Their subtle and damnable ways' ; 'Great confusion and great fear' ; 'Undoubted son and heir' -- Part three: King. 'Going in great triumph' ; 'The fact of an enterprise' ' ; 'Confusion and mourning' ; 'True and faithful liegemen' ; Titulus Regius ; 'Their sudden grief' ; 'Defend me from all evil' ; 'Commotion and war' ; Rebels and traitors ; 'Grief and displeasure' ; 'Intending our utter destruction' ; 'An end either of wars or of his life' -- Epilogue: 'His fame is darkened.'
Abstract "Richard III is one of English history's best-known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked murderer, the discovery in 2012 of his skeleton in a Leicester parking lot reignited debate over the true character of England's most controversial king. Richard was born into an age of brutality, when civil war gripped the land and the Yorkist dynasty clung to the crown with their fingertips. Was he really a power-crazed monster who killed his nephews, or the victim of the first political smear campaign conducted by the Tudors? In the first full biography of Richard III in fifty years, Chris Skidmore draws on new manuscript evidence to reassess Richard's life and times. Richard III examines in intense detail Richard's inner nature and his complex relations with those around him to unravel the mystery of the last English monarch to die on the battlefield."--Dust jacket.
General note"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK company; First U.S. Edition: April 2018."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017061096
ISBN9781250045485 hardcover
ISBN1250045487 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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