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Loyalty [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Lewis
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Born to be nobody. Destined to be king. Doomed to be a villain.

What matters? Loyalty matters. Loyalty Binds Me.

Artist Hans Holbein receives a summons to the home of Sir Thomas More for the commission of his lifetime, but he will leave with a secret that puts his very life at risk. What he will learn is the truth about the life of King Richard III, from his return from exile with his brother, King Edward IV, through his rise to become the king's most powerful subject. From his flourishing personal life to his seizure of the throne. The unfashionable truth about the man the Tudor dynasty has worked tirelessly to villify will be as nothing compared to the reason for it, as Holbein will discover.

He is about to be asked to hide the greatest secret in England.

A secret that could tear the fragile Tudor regime apart at its seams.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2313 KB
  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088JHNCS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
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Matthew Lewis was born and grew up in the West Midlands. Having obtained a law degree, he currently lives in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with his wife and children. History and writing have always been a passion of Matthew's, with particular interest in the Wars of the Roses period. His first novel, Loyalty, was born of the joining of those passions.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rlll with a difference 7 Aug 2012
By Julia
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As a member of the Richard lll Society I am always a little wary of new works about the king - often very romantic & fanciful. So I found this one quite refreshing. Richard is depicted as a 'real' person on the historical stage, and also likeable without being too attractive - he has flaws which are all too evident. His relationship with Anne & his family/friends are skillfully and empathically drawn. But it is a good read - a page turner, bringing the events to life. Overall I enjoyed the book although the ending was rather confused and left the reader unsure as to meaning. After such a detailed telling of Richard's death with such heightened emotion, I was left hanging with the question, Well what next? Why did More tell this version of his story?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST THE TRUTH ? 25 April 2013
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Shakespeare's story was always suspect for anyone who had studied history in Yorkshire.His legacy was one of good and fair government far away from the London scene and the machinations of the Court' The deaths of his son and wife must have made him desperately unhappy when he needed all the support he needed. He was not given time to implement all his reforms in the South and the defection of all his 'faiththfull'? supporters at a critical time ended his very short reign.A very interesting book
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read 24 Nov 2013
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As a university history student who is writing my dissertation on Richard III, I must confess to being slightly dubious about how accurate a part fact / part fiction novel would be. I was wrong to have these doubts however. There are very little sources on Richard but this book takes the little we do know and translates it into a story. Obviously much of this book is based on opinion, something which no historian would be able to write about Richard without. However, this opinion seems to be based on what we know. The idea of Richard for instance as a good king with a real care for the common man whilst harboring a real sense of anger (probably a product of his tragic youth) is portrayed throughout this book but also can be seen from primary sources and historical accounts. I really would recommend this book to anyone, even if you don't know much about Richard III, the beauty of the story is that it explains his story in a way that you can use as an introduction to learning about Richard or even to add to your knowledge if you do have a good knowledge about him.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written. 29 April 2013
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I found this book to be suprisingly interesting. Not that the subject could ever be described as not interesting in any way, but the manner in which it was told and presented. It asked questions that rarely get answered about Richard, his bravery, loyalty, his gift for modern legislation, his subjects respect, and gives a well rounded, easily understandable explanation of the conditions he had to try to overcome to be as good a king as he could be, given that many did not want him to upset the staus quo. Once started I could not put it down, with conspiracy and treachery building throughout the book. Great value!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm convinced! 3 Mar 2013
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In view of the recent discovery of Richard III's remains in a Leicester car park, I became interested in the "other side of his story" from that portrayed in Shakespeare. This book, in the form of a novel, is enthralling and engaging. I have also read other research which strongly suggests that "Bad" Richard was just Tudor propaganda, and that he was actually much loved and an excellent King. This novel follows the research and gives us a different King Richard - a loving and loyal brother, husband and father and a conscientious, generous and merciful King, whose loss was a tragedy for England. You've convinced me - I am a now Ricardian!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty the true story of Richard 111 4 Mar 2013
By D.H
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Excellent read, puts other stories about this monarch to shame , gives the reader lots to think about a nice change from other theories
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard as loyal brother and king 2 Jan 2013
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A gripping and captivating story of the life and times of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, latterly King Richard III. Idealised in parts it nevertheless gives a compelling portrait of Yorkist England and of Richard as an intensely likeable man. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DID RICHARD 3rd Murder the Princes in the Tower? 19 Jun 2013
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Well researched story of Richard 3rd. The intrigue surrounding the wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster,
and the emergence of the Tudor Dynasty who had little claim to the Throne of England, is made more accessible by
the authors' imagining. of the personalities and events involved..Read it, and see what you think!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 22 days ago by Christine Fowles
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting book, received fast thanks
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
I have a keen interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and within that, the period of the cousins war. This book depicted Richard as a real man, more balanced than other books I have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by YAS G
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty
Growing up I knew two very different versions of King Richard III. The one most of us know is Shakespeare's version of an evil, murderous hunchback. Read more
Published 2 months ago by E E Parfitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Really enjoyed this take on the life of Richard iii. refreshing change from the usual vilification of this extraordinary plantaganet.
Published 3 months ago by Diana
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice try for a Ricardian fiction, but...
This book is a sympathetic fiction novel on the life of the much maligned Richard III as told by one of his most famous detractors, Thomas More. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Isabella
5.0 out of 5 stars Richards Story
This is Richard III's story from 1471 at the Battle of Barnett, until his death at Bosworth in 1485. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs A C Povey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love history? Read this!
I avidly consumed this book, couldn't put it down, because it brought history alive. Then I moved onto 'Honour' which follows on with the story of Richard III's stalwart supporter... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rowena
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable read!
I have read many books about Richard III over the years - non-fiction & fiction, with Tudor bias, Lancastrian bias and Yorkist bias, both pro and anti Richard III - and this book... Read more
Published 7 months ago by MISS MATHER
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty
I first bought this book on Kindle and I enjoyed it so much that I recently bought the paperback edition. I found that I couldn't put it down!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs C J Wilson
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