Richard III: The Young King to be

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Dec 15, 2008 - History - 360 pages
A major new biography of the young Richard III. Richard III is a paradox - the most hated of English kings, yet the most beloved, a deeply pious man, yet materialistic to the point of obsession, puritan, yet the father of at least two illegitimate children. This new biography concentrates on the much neglected early part of Richard's life - from his birth in 1452 as a cadet of the House of York to his marriage to the beautiful Anne Neville - and shows how his experiences as the son of an ambitious duke, a prisoner of war, an exile, his knightly training and awe of his elder brother, King Edward IV, shaped the character of England's most controversial monarch. From the insignificant younger brother of a would-be king to Knight of the Garter, duke, respected soldier and loyal supporter to Edward IV, Richard faced extreme danger and heady triumph, poverty and abundance, neglect and acclamation as the House of York rose to the heights of power and propelled him a glorious career at Court.
 

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Contents

Preface
Dramatis Personae
Richard Lives Yet
The White Rose the Red Rose 1453
On the Banks of the Nene 14541455
A La Guerre 14551459
An Attempt on the Throne 14591460
The Sun in Splendour 14601461
A Page at Middleham 14651466
HoniSoit Qui Mal Y Pense 1466
The Warwick Rebellion 14691471
King Edward IV 1471
Warwicks Heir 14711472
Good in My Brother of Gloucesters Hands 1473
As If the Said Countess Were Now Naturally Dead 1474
The Setting of the Sun 1475

Richard Gloucester 14611465
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Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy research funding and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone She now lives in York, Richard III's favourite city. She is the author of The Princes in the Tower, Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, and Richard III (all published by Amberely), and Katherine Howard (John Murray).

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