Richard III

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Publisher Description

“Bust[s] some commonly held myths that have built up about Richard III over the centuries, most coming from Shakespeare’s famous play . . . eye-opening.” —Sarah Bryson, author of La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, a Life in Letters

King Richard III remains one of the most infamous and recognizable monarchs in English or British history, despite only sitting on the throne for two years and fifty-eight days. His hold on the popular imagination is largely due to the fictional portrayal of him by William Shakespeare which, combined with the workings of five centuries of rumor and gossip, has created two opposing versions of Richard. In fiction he is the evil, scheming murderer who revels in his plots, but many of the facts point towards a very different man.
 
Dissecting a real Richard III from the fictional versions that have taken hold is made difficult by the inability to discern motives in many instances, leaving a wide gap for interpretation that can be favorable or damning in varying degrees. It is the facts that will act as the scalpel to begin the operation of finding a truth obscured by fiction.
 
Richard III may have been a monster, a saint, or just a man trying to survive, but any view of him should be based in the realities of his life, not the myths built on rumor and theater. How much of what we think we know about England’s most controversial monarch will remain when the facts are sifted from the fictions?
 
He’s been portrayed as one of history’s biggest baddies—and Shakespeare shares the blame for that.But now historian and author Matt Lewis is out to right the wrong done to Richard III.” —Shropshire Star

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2019
28 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pen & Sword Books
SIZE
4.7
MB

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