Richard III: The King in the Car Park


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The bloody Wars of the Roses between the Houses of Lancaster and York ended with the killing of Richard III. With the recent discovery of his skeleton, and the consequent controversy over his final resting place, it is time to re-examine the life of Richard as a duke and king. Was Richard the grotesque usurper and murderer of the Princes in the Tower, as depicted by Shakespeare just over a hundred years after his death in battle? Or has his name been blackened over the years, as claimed by his apologists, the Richard III Society? This biography sifts the contemporary evidence, placing Richard in the context of his times, and assesses the other candidates put forward to have killed the Princes in the Tower. John Locke wrote that 'the actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts' and upon this basis the investigation leads to one conclusion.


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Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of Owain Glyndwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales ('Accessible and highly readable' THE WESTERN MAIL), also published by Amberley and Immortal Words, Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book of the Sea and Breverton's Complete Herbal, all published by Quercus. He lives in the Teifi Valley, Carmarthenshire.

General Fields

  • : 9781445644790
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : February 2015
  • : 198mm X 124mm X 23mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 27
  • : Paperback
  • : 942.046092
  • : HB