Richard III: England’s Black Legend by Desmond Seward
Richard III – the ‘Heathcliff of English Kings’ – has always been the subject of passionate debate, and all the more so since the discovery of his skeleton. Though initially drawn to the revisionist view, which mitigates Richard’s alleged crimes or absolves him of them entirely, Seward became convinced of the truth within the traditional version of Richard’s rise to the throne. Here he builds a vivid picture of the ‘thin and pale’ man with a deformed spine who was born at the dawn of one of England’s bloodiest eras the Wars of the Roses. Richard, Seward says, was in the midst of the violence: a ruthless ‘Machiavellian genius’ who would stop at nothing in his bid for power. Seward weighs the evidence for Richard’s role in the murder of Henry VI, his failure to prevent the bizarre and brutal execution of his brother George and, most disturbing of all, his disposal of the ‘Princes in the Tower’, who disappeared after ‘one of the most brilliant coups d’état in history’.
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- Publisher Folio Society, London; 
- Red Cloth Hardback, 284 pp
- Colour plates and integrated brass rubbings, a chronology, and an index.
- Size 245 x 160mm, 1.1kg
Condition: Brand New – Still In Original Unopend Cellophane Wrap
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