Richard III

Loyalty Binds Me
 
 
Amberley Publishing
  • erscheint ca. am 15. September 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 448 Seiten
978-1-4456-7154-3 (ISBN)
 
King Richard III remains one of the most controversial figures in British history. Matthew Lewis's new biography aims to become a definitive account of his life by exploring what is known of his childhood and the impacts it had on his personality and view of the world around him. From a childhood of privilege, he would be cast into insecurity and exile only to become a royal prince, all before his tenth birthday.

As Richard spends his teenage years under the watchful gaze of his older brother, King Edward IV, he is eventually placed in the household of their cousin, the Earl of Warwick, remembered as the Kingmaker, but as the relationship between a king and his most influential magnate breaks down, Richard is compelled to make a choice that defines more than a decade of his life when the House of York fractures. After another period in exile, Richard returns to become most powerful nobleman in England, controlling the North on his brother's behalf. The work he involves himself in during the years that follow demonstrates a drive and commitment, but also a dangerous naivete. Richard becomes immersed in and a focal point of northern life, culminating in a campaign into Scotland that leads all the way to Edinburgh.

When crisis hits England 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 may have driven some of his actions and decisions. As king, the obsessions that drove his work in the north move to the national stage. Having developed a close and deeply loyal group of followers as Duke of Gloucester, Richard must try to emulate that across a nation pushed to caution. This book will seek out the man behind the myths, not look to create the monster of Shakespeare that has clung to the popular imagination for centuries, nor to become lost in admiration. Returning to primary sources and considering the issues of evidence available, this new life aims to present a real man living in difficult times.
  • Englisch
  • Chalford
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  • Großbritannien
30 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-4456-7154-3 (9781445671543)
1445671549 (1445671549)


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