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Richard III Desmond Seward

Richard III By Desmond Seward

Richard III by Desmond Seward

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With the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of England's most notorious king.

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Richard III: England's Black Legend by Desmond Seward

With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort to besmirch the last Plantagenet's reputation, and some historians claim that Richard's black legend is nothing more than political propaganda. Yet such an interpretation, as Desmond Seward shows in this powerfully-argued book, suggests a refusal to face the facts of history. Even in the king's lifetime there were rumors about his involvement in the murders of Henry VI and of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower, while his reign was considered by many to be a nightmare, not least for the king himself. The real Richard III was both a chilling and compelling monarch, a peculiarly grim young English precursor of Machiavelli's Prince. Sweeping aside sentimental fantasy, this is a colorful, authoritative biography that offers a definitive picture of both the age and the man.

Richard III Reviews

A well-written and colorful account of an intriguing period in English history. -- The New York Times Book Review
Perhaps the best, and certainly the most readable, of recent biographies. -- John Julius Norwich, author of Shakespeare's Kings and Queens
A valuable addition to the file, a biography of strong feeling and firmly held conviction arrived at after long thought. It is most readable. -- The Financial Times

About Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Cambridge. He is the author of Richard III, The Last White Rose, The Demon's Brood, and The Warrior King and the Invasion of France. He lives in England.

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Richard III: England's Black Legend by Desmond Seward
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