Dissecting a real Richard III from the fictional versions that have taken hold is made difficult by the inability to discern motives in many instances, leaving a wide gap for interpretation that can be favorable or damning in varying degrees. It is the facts that will act as the scalpel to begin the operation of finding a truth obscured by fiction.
Richard III may have been a monster, a saint, or just a man trying to survive, but any view of him should be based in the realities of his life, not the myths built on rumor and theater. How much of what we think we know about England’s most controversial monarch will remain when the facts are sifted from the fictions?
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Son of York 5
Chapter 2 Regaining The Kingdom 23
Chapter 3 In The North 32
Chapter 4 The Crisis of 1483 49
Chapter 5 Taking The Throne 67
Chapter 6 The Business of Ruling 79
Chapter 7 Personal Disasters 85
Chapter 8 The Battle of Bosworth Field 97
Chapter 9 Richard's Legacy 108