Richard III
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Stroud : Amberley, 2013.
Format
Book
ISBN
9781445615912 (pbk.), 1445615916 (pbk.)
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Published
Stroud : Amberley, 2013.
Physical Desc
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781445615912 (pbk.), 1445615916 (pbk.)

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Originally published: 2012.
General Note
Includes an extra chapter on the discovery of Richard III's bones in a Leicester car park.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-254) and index.
Description
Not many people would claim to be saints, or alternatively, consider themselves entirely without redeeming qualities. Some are unquestionably worse than others, but few have been held in greater infamy than Richard Plantagenet, afterwards Duke of Gloucester and, later still, King Richard III. Richard's character has been besmirched as often as it has been defended, and the arguments between his detractors and supporters still rage after several centuries. Was he a ruthless hunchback who butchered his way to the throne, a paragon of virtue who became a victim of Tudor propaganda, or (as seems more likely) something in between? Some would argue that a true biography is impossible because the letters and other personal documents required for this purpose are simply not available; but David Baldwin has overcome this by an in-depth study of his dealings with his contemporaries. The fundamental question he has answered is 'what was Richard III really like'.

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