Richard III : a ruler and his reputation

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New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
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321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Main Library - Adult Biography
B R513h
A riveting biography of Richard III, one of England's most enigmatic and elusive kings.      For many, Richard III is an obsession--the Richard III Society has a huge membership, and Shakespeare's Histories have contributed to, if not his popularity, certainly his notoriety. Now, with the discovery of Richard III's bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, interest in this divisive and enigmatic figure in British history is at an alltime high. It is a compelling story to scholars as well as general readers, who continue to seek out the kind of strong narrative history that David Horspool delivers in this groundbreaking biography of the king.      Richard III dispassionately examines the legend as well as the man to uncover both what we know of the life of Richard, and the way that his reputation has been formed and reformed over centuries. But beyond simply his reputation, there is no dispute that the last Plantagenet is a pivotal figure in English history-- his death signaled the end of the War of the Roses, and, arguably, the end of the medieval period in England--and Horspool's biography chronicles this tumultuous time with flair.      This narratived-riven and insightful biography lays out a view of Richard that is fair to his historical character and to his background in the medieval world. Above all, it is authoritative in its assessment of a king who came to the throne under extraordinary circumstances.
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First published in Great Britain.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Horspool, D. (2015). Richard III: a ruler and his reputation. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Horspool, David, 1971-. 2015. Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation. New York: Bloomsbury.

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Horspool, David, 1971-, Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

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Horspool, David. Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Print.

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