By Matthew Lewis

ISBN-10: 1490321578

ISBN-13: 9781490321578

A Glimpse of King Richard III bargains a quick telling of the lifetime of one in all England's most famed monarchs. This booklet is intentionally brief and inevitably misses out quite a lot of aspect yet deals an outline of this attention-grabbing subject. King Richard III of britain used to be the final of the Plantagenet Kings and the final King of britain to die at the battlefield. His tale has been handed into the typical attention as one in every of an evil uncle ruthlessly seizing strength from and killing his personal nephews. but he's additionally the single monarch to have a present and lively fan membership looking to rehabilitate his recognition. the invention of the bones of King Richard III in Leicester have re-ignited curiosity on an international scale and provides a clean chance to envision the popularity King Richard languishes in and to attempt to figure out even if he merits it. This booklet goals to supply a short review of the occasions of Richard's existence, his attractiveness, the upheavals of 1483, his short reign and his dying. It additionally examines his attractiveness from inception to authorised fact and gives a glimpse of the fellow at the back of the comic strip.

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Buckingham was the only noble to revolt. The remainder who joined were former loyalists of Edward IV and the Woodvilles along with the exiled remnants of the Lancastrian party. Luck had certainly played a part, as Kent misfired its assault on London and storms prevented Richard's enemies from making good their plans. The King had also acted with his trademark decisiveness in crushing the rebels and disposing of the treacherous Buckingham, the ruthless streak that had cut short Lord Hastings' life surfacing one more.

Beyond that, though, lies a man so lost in legend that no true form remains in the black shadow history has cast over him. He is only a caricature of evil to many, Shakespeare's hunchbacked, scheming murderer. By digging just a little deeper, such light is shone upon the matter as to shrink the shadow to nought, revealing a man. A very different man from the one that history remembers. Hopefully by the end of this book you will also see the man, or at least enough of him to decide upon the validity of our collective memory of him, and see how and why that memory came to overshadow the last Plantagenet king.

The story that Richard killed Henry himself seems to have been woven into the dark reputation he acquired as early proof of a predisposition to such acts. Either way, he would have learned from his brother that a King can tolerate no other King to live should he wish for security. Lord Of The North Following Warwick's rebellion, King Edward was left with a problem. A vacuum of power that Warwick had previously inhabited. Edward had come to terms with George and forgiven him, but he could not afford to allow Warwick's estates to fall wholesale into George's hands by virtue of his marriage to Warwick's daughter.

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