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by A. J. Pollard

Free eBook Richard III and the Princes in the Tower download ISBN: 0312067151
Author: A. J. Pollard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (September 1, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 260
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Europe
Size MP3: 1584 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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Even if Richard III remains a very mysterious, ambiguous figure, I think Pollard succeeded in making him . Richard III has come down in history as a villain, and the man that killed his nephews to get hold of the crown of England. But the opinion of him has been divided since his own time.

Even if Richard III remains a very mysterious, ambiguous figure, I think Pollard succeeded in making him more real and understandable. I highly recommend this book to readers interested in Richard III, especially those who like an impartial view which covers different interpretations and hypothesis. Others saw him as a victim of his time, a man that did his best for kingdom and family, a noble prince, always loyal to his brother Edward IV.

This gives the historical debate surrounding Richard III and the princes although the princes are in the book much. Pollard gives what he has found about Richard's life but it is still uncertain whether or not he was responsible for the deaths of the boys or if they survived and lived under different names. One person found this helpful. What more can you ask for in a history book.

The Princes in the Tower is an expression frequently used to refer to Edward V, King of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York

The Princes in the Tower is an expression frequently used to refer to Edward V, King of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. The two brothers were the only sons of Edward IV, King of England and Elizabeth Woodville surviving at the time of their father's death in 1483. When they were 12 and 9 years old, respectively, they were lodged in the Tower of London by the man appointed to look after them, their uncle, the Lord Protector: Richard, Duke of Gloucester

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11 Richard III. 12 Conspiracies. 13 The Princes in the Tower. In this gripping book Alison Weir re-examines all the evidence – including that against the Princes’ uncle, Richard III, whose body was recently discovered in Leicester.

Anthony James Pollard (born 1941) is a British medieval historian, specialising in North-Eastern England during the Wars of the Roses. He is considered a leading authority on the field

Anthony James Pollard (born 1941) is a British medieval historian, specialising in North-Eastern England during the Wars of the Roses. He is considered a leading authority on the field. In addition to works on the Wars of the Roses, he has also written books on Robin Hood (2004) and Warwick the Kingmaker (2007). Author of: The Wars of the Roses. Basingstoke: Macmillan Education (1988).

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The fate of Richard III's two nephews, Edward V and Richard of York, who disappeared . The Survival of the Princes in the Tower.

The fate of Richard III's two nephews, Edward V and Richard of York, who disappeared after his coronation in 1483, has remained controversial centuries after Thomas More's history and Shakespeare's play laid the blame on their conniving uncle. Some later writers, unconvinced of the king's guilt, have tried (with little success) to portray him as an innocent victim of Tudor propaganda, pointing instead to a number of unlikely culprits, including Henry Tudor and the Duke of Buckingham. Elizabeth I: Virgin Queen?

This book tells the story of one of the most controversial kings in European history. Richard III has been depicted as a villain and the murderer of his innocent nephews; yet some contend he was a wronged victim who did his best for his kingdom and family. This lavishly illustrated book explores the controversial life of Richard III and his reign. 150 color and b&w photos.
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Doktilar
I enjoyed Pollard’s informative analysis of the sources, events, and stories concerning Richard III. From the opening chapter, when he details how surviving records cannot with certainty be deemed free from bias and the influence of Tudor propaganda, Pollard examines the available information on Richard’s life and deeds with an eye toward fair evaluation. He weighs the merits and weaknesses of various theories about Richard’s motives and involvement and draws on “the balance of probabilities” to arrive at his conclusions. Some will no doubt argue when Pollard ends up backing usurpation and finds Richard guilty, if not of murder, then of criminal negligence in the deaths of his nephews. Yet, Pollard also appears to harbor some small pity for Richard. He proposes that Richard be viewed not as the wicked uncle and tyrant, but more tragically as “MacBeth,” a life destroyed by ambition.

The discussion of Richard’s deformity was particularly interesting in light of the discovery of his skeleton (the book was written in 1991). Pollard states that rumors of deformity arose after Richard’s death and that people who had seen him did not remark on any physical abnormalities such as a hunchback. Richard’s skeleton shows however, that he suffered from severe scoliosis. This doesn’t necessarily contradict contemporary descriptions. Scoliosis is not always apparent when the subject is clothed. Only when stripped, as Richard’s corpse may have been after his defeat at Bosworth, would the deformity have been discovered.

The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings pertinent to the text. We see pages of Richard’s own books, his natal chart, paintings of his favorite saints, and castles he lived in, just to name a few.
Jum
I read this well balanced, well written biography on my Kindle, but a used copy is at least as inexpensive. Pollard does a fine job of laying out the known facts and possible interpretations, separating them from both the speculation and the propaganda of supporters of both Richard and Henry. I think both Ricardians and anti-Ricardians will develop a fully understanding of the case for and against Richard. Pollard has written many histories of the War of the Roses era, and I look forward to reading others. BTW, my Kindle version had art.

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Fenritaur
This gives the historical debate surrounding Richard III and the princes although the princes are in the book much. Pollard gives what he has found about Richard's life but it is still uncertain whether or not he was responsible for the deaths of the boys or if they survived and lived under different names.
Jelar
I love history that is true, and as a retired history teacher really LIKE this book!!
DarK-LiGht
good history book.......the language is a little dated but hey it's free and informative. What more can you ask for in a history book
allegro
WARNING: all artwork and illustrations have been stripped from the Kindle edition. Only the text of the book is included. There's no need for this, as graphics can easily be inserted into Kindle ebooks. So why was this done? Shame on whoever let the designer do this. The book was beautiful in its printed form.
BORZOTA
It is a good book on the topic.
good read