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Richard III Revealing History Richard III has been written off in history as one of England s evil kings His usurpation of the throne from his nephew Edward V and then subsequent generations of pro Tudor historians ensured his fam

  • Title: Richard III (Revealing History)
  • Author: Michael Hicks
  • ISBN: 9780752425894
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Richard III (Revealing History) By Michael Hicks, Richard III has been written off in history as one of England s evil kings His usurpation of the throne from his nephew Edward V and then subsequent generations of pro Tudor historians ensured his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed by Shakespeare In the twentieth century, Richard found his apologists, those who saw him as sinned against than sinning This bioRichard III has been written off in history as one of England s evil kings His usurpation of the throne from his nephew Edward V and then subsequent generations of pro Tudor historians ensured his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed by Shakespeare In the twentieth century, Richard found his apologists, those who saw him as sinned against than sinning This biography by the leading expert on Richard strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike, providing a balanced and compelling portrait of this most infamous of kings.

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    1. To begin with, some good quotes King Henry VII was a king elected by proportional representation He was the first choice of very few, but he had won the first transferable vote of Tudors, Lancastrians, Yorkists, Welshmen and Frenchmen, each with their own axe to grind, who knew nothing substantial against him and hated Richard pg 183 The real Richard was never as interesting or as popular as he is today pg 198 This book proved to me that there are some small benefits to narrative history which t [...]

    2. Michael Hicks pulls apart and analyses the Tudor propaganda and contemporary chroniclers that has shaped the image of Richard III in order to find the truth behind the fiction He declares in the introduction that this book is not a conventional life biography but instead is a focus on Richard s reputation and how it changed and was distorted over time The book is therefore to the point, with an expectation that the reader has some background knowledge of the period Hicks sets out the arguments f [...]

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