Richard III

Author: Annette Carson

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752452081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Biographies and Autobiographies.

Richard III: The Maligned King

Author: Annette Carson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075247314X

Category: History

Page: 407

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In 2012 Annette Carson formed part of the team that discovered King Richard III's mortal remains, verified in 2013 by forensics including DNA matching. In response to the recent upsurge of interest, her 2009 paperback has been updated with details of the discovery plus new illustrations, and a larger typeface for easier readability. Carson's premise is that for centuries the vision of Richard III has been dominated by the fictional creations of Thomas More and Shakespeare. Many voices, some of them eminent and scholarly, have urged a more reasoned view to replace the traditional black portrait. This book seeks to redress the balance by examining the events of his reign as they actually happened, based on reports in the original sources. Eschewing the overlay of assumptions so beloved by historians, she instead traces actions and activities of the principal characters, using facts and time-lines revealed in documentary evidence. In the process Carson dares to investigate areas where historians fear to tread, and raises many controversial questions.

A Meditation on King Richard III

Author: Margaret J. Howell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503567214

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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Documents may have been destroyed, the graves left unmarked, the records rewritten, but his idea dominated the minds and experiences of those who knew him best and who shared their recollections, so that he has joined that rare group of singular personalities who make friends centuries after they have passed from the world. Richard III was a king, with all that implies, and he has returned after five centuries trailing some of his mediaeval glory. He was also pious. This little book provides a brief biography, describes the form and feature of the time, its ceremony and its hope. It reviews briefly the history of deposed monarchs and concentrates also on the inward life which was the mainspring of action and recalls the lost faith we once all shared with King Richard. Some techniques for contemplation give the reader unfamiliar with such concepts a good start with simple methods, sentences for meditation, and set prayers.

Richard III - A Small Guide to the Great Debate

Author: Annette Carson

Publisher: Imprimis Imprimatur

ISBN: 0957684010

Category: History

Page: 100

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Richard III was King of England in 1483–1485. Now the discovery of his lost grave has led to an upsurge of interest in his controversial reputation.

Richard III in the North

Author: M. J. Trow

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 1526777207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Richard III is England’s most controversial king. Forever associated with the murder of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower, he divides the nation. As spectacular as his death at Bosworth in August 1485 – the last king of England to die in battle – the astonishing discovery of his bones under a Leicester car park five centuries later renewed interest in him and reopened old debates. Is he the world’s most wicked uncle; or is he (in the words of the man who most smeared him) ‘a prince more sinned against than sinning’? Richard was not born in the North; neither did he die there, but this detailed look at his life, tracing his steps over the thirty-three years that he lived, focuses on the area that he loved and made his own. As Lord of the North, he had castles at Middleham and Sheriff Hutton, Penrith and Sandal. He fought the Scots along the northern border and on their own territory. His son was born at Middleham and was invested as Prince of Wales at York Minster, where Richard planned to set up a college of 100 priests. His white boar device can be found in obscure corners of churches and castles; his laws, framed in the single parliament of his short reign, gave rights to the people who served him and loved him north of the Trent. And when he felt threatened or outnumbered by his enemies during the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses, it was to the men of the North that he turned for support and advice. They became his knights of the body; members of the Council of the North which outlived Richard by a 150 years. They died with him at Bosworth. Although we cannot divorce Richard from the violent politics of the day or from events that happened far to the South, it was in the North that Richard’s heart lay. The North was his home. It was the place he loved.

Richard III

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445621118

Category: History

Page: 208

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Has history gone full circle? Was Richard III really as evil as Shakespeare would have us believe?

Finding Richard III:

Author: A.J. Carson,J. Ashdown-Hill,D. Johnson,P.J. Langley,W. Johnson

Publisher: Imprimis Imprimatur

ISBN: 0957684037

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2671


Their task was to locate a lost grave in an obliterated church. The ‘Looking For Richard’ team of historians and researchers spent many years amassing evidence. Now for the first time they reveal the full story of how that evidence took them to a car park in Leicester.

Richard III

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144560938X

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 2635


The only biography to reveal that the bones found in Leicester carpark ARE Richard III's. The DNA tests of the bones found in a Leicester car park reveal that they DO belong to Richard III beyond all reasonable doubt. These findings were announced at a press conference on February 4th and broadcast on the same day in a documentary on Channel 4.

The Mythology of the 'Princes in the Tower'

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445679426

Category: History

Page: 320

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When was the story of the murder of the ‘princes in the Tower’ put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?

The King's Grave

Author: Philippa Langley,Michael Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848548923

Category: History

Page: 291

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The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch. On 22 August 1485, Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor, went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Fifty years later, the king's grave was lost, its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar and Richard III's reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda. Philippa Langley and Michael Jones trace the remarkable story of the search for the lost king, leading to the incredible moment when the 500-year-old mystery was solved as his remains were uncovered beneath a car park in Leicester. Featuring years of research on Richard III's fifteenth-century life and death, this is a compelling portrayal of one of our greatest archaeological discoveries that shines new light on history's most controversial monarch.