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Richard III: A Royal Enigma (English Monarchs-Treasures from the National Archives) [Paperback]

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Richard III: villain or hero? He was only on the throne for just over two years, yet Richard is probably the most controversial monarch in British history: to some a hunchbacked schemer, usurper and murderer of the 'princes in the Tower', to others a very capable and much maligned ruler. Now you can judge for yourself. Surviving documents from his reign, including letters in Richard's own hand and extracts from official papers, are reproduced here from the 500-year-old originals. Each key document is beautifully reproduced in a double-page spread which also includes an extended contextualising caption and a modern transcription where necessary. The original sources are woven together by a brief narrative history of the reign, fully illustrated in colour with portraits, photographs and other material from the archives. Featured documents include: * Letter from Richard to his mother, 1484 * Richard's official justification for taking the throne, 1484 proclamation against Henry Tudor, 1485 * Richard's letter to the Lord Chancellor requesting the Great Seal 1483 Contents: *Preface *Richard and the Wars of the Roses *The Prince in the North *Prince, Protector and King *Reign and Rebellion *Bosworth and Richard's Legacy under Henry VII *The Real Richard III: Man or Myth?

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.84 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2003
Publisher   National Archives & Records Administration
ISBN  1903365457  
ISBN13  9781903365458  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sean Cunningham is Medieval and Early Modern Records Manager at the Public Record Office and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is currently writing a major new biography of Henry VII and is also the author of various articles and contributions to other books and journals including the New Dictionary of National Biography and The Ricardian.

Sean Cunningham was born in 1967 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Texas Tech University.

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Richard III in Daily Life  Aug 29, 2008
Wonderful depiction of Richard III and his times, daily life. Could have been even more detailed, but I want my kids to read it. Illustrations great.

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