Richard III

Richard III The Self-Made King

Hardback (18 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The definitive biography and assessment of the wily and formidable prince who unexpectedly became monarch-the most infamous king in British history

The reign of Richard III, the last Yorkist king and the final monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty, marked a turning point in British history. But despite his lasting legacy, Richard only ruled as king for the final two years of his life. While much attention has been given to his short reign, Michael Hicks explores the whole of Richard's fascinating life and traces the unfolding of his character and career from his early years as the son of a duke to his violent death at the battle of Bosworth.

Hicks explores how Richard-villainized for his imprisonment and probable killing of the princes-applied his experience to overcome numerous setbacks and adversaries. Richard proves a complex, conflicted individual whose Machiavellian tact and strategic foresight won him a kingdom. He was a reformer who planned big changes, but lost the opportunity to fulfill them and to retain his crown.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780300214291
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.046092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 416 , 12 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 880g
Height: 164mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 43mm