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By Matthew Lewis

ISBN-10: 1490321578

ISBN-13: 9781490321578

A Glimpse of King Richard III bargains a quick telling of the lifetime of one in every of England's most famed monarchs. This ebook is intentionally brief and inevitably misses out quite a lot of element yet bargains an outline of this attention-grabbing subject. King Richard III of britain was once the final of the Plantagenet Kings and the final King of britain to die at the battlefield. His tale has been handed into the typical realization as considered one of an evil uncle ruthlessly seizing energy from and killing his personal nephews. but he's additionally the single monarch to have a present and lively fan membership looking to rehabilitate his popularity. the invention of the bones of King Richard III in Leicester have re-ignited curiosity on an international scale and provides a clean chance to envision the acceptance King Richard languishes in and to attempt to figure out even if he merits it. This booklet goals to supply a quick assessment of the occasions of Richard's lifestyles, his recognition, the upheavals of 1483, his short reign and his loss of life. It additionally examines his recognition from inception to permitted fact and provides a glimpse of the guy in the back of the comic strip.

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Caught upon the wrong side of the Wars of the Roses, Henry was eventually forced into exile in Brittany with his uncle Jasper Tudor at fourteen. His mother remained in England and the separation was no doubt painful to them both. By 1483, Lady Margaret was married to Lord Stanley, an immensely powerful baron owning swathes of the north west and able to call upon a vast force of men at arms. It is perhaps Margaret who saw, or created, the opportunity for her son. She held him up as the last Lancastrian, the last alternative to Ricardian rule.

This is not a weighty tome; it is an overview of the subject offering some key details and information. I do not frequently reference source material to avoid making the matter thicker than this view is designed to be. I hope that you will enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Why This Book? The first thing to do is to put my hands up and say "I am a Ricardian". I have long been fascinated by him and am a member of the Richard III Society. I say this from the outset and without shame because it is perhaps the most obvious reason for writing this particular book.

He provided well for his two illegitimate children, but having disinherited his illegitimate nephews, neither his son nor daughter could have been candidates for the throne. Later, Henry VIII considered legitimising his only illegitimate son to make him heir, but Richard does not appear to have seriously entertained this as an option. Further tragedy struck in March of 1485 when Anne succumbed to tuberculosis. The illness had killed her sister Isabel and now claimed her life too. An infection in the lungs, the disease causes a persistent cough, blood filled sputum and would have cause Anne's body to waste.

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