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Richard III: Loyalty Binds Me

Richard III: Loyalty Binds Me

by Matthew Lewis


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This biography aims to become a definitive account by exploring what is known of Richard's childhood and the impacts it had on his personality and view of the world. He would be cast into insecurity and exile only to become a royal prince before his 10th birthday. As Richard spends his teenage years under the watchful gaze of his older brother, Edward IV, he is eventually placed in the household of their cousin, the Earl of Warwick, yet is compelled to make a choice when the House of York fractures. After another period in exile, Richard returns to become the most powerful nobleman in England. When crisis hits in 1483, it is to Richard that his older brother turns on his death bed. The events of 1483 remain contentious and hotly debated, but by understanding the Richard who began that year, it will become clearer what drove some of his actions and decisions. Returning to primary sources, this new life undoes the myths and presents a real man living in tumultuous times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445699097
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew Lewis is an author and historian with particular interest in the medieval period. His books include Richard, Duke of York and The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

Table of Contents

Maps and Family Trees 6

Introduction 16

A Note on Sources 19

Prologue 24

1 Richard Liveth Yet 27

2 Caught in the Wheel 40

3 Fear and Sorrow 53

4 To the King's Brother 68

5 The Loyal Brother 86

6 A Willing Exile 105

7 The Trials of Battle 123

8 The Heir of Warwick 148

9 The Lord of the North 167

10 Tarnished Glory 186

11 After E., G. Should Reign 205

12 War in the North 224

13 The King Is Dead, Long Live the King 241

14 Protector 261

15 A Question of Legitimacy 280

16 King Richard III 300

17 The October Rebellions 321

18 The King in Parliament 340

19 The Cords of Death 360

20 The Battle of Bosworth Field 378

Epilogue 388

Selected Bibliography 393

Abbreviations 396

Notes 397

Index 442