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A Glimpse of King Richard III
A Glimpse of King Richard III
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1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ricardian Propaganda and Nonsense, 16 May 2014
Yet another book attempting to 'rehabilitate' the traitor,usurper and child-murderer Richard.'Ricardians' constantly try to fudge the issue of Richard's reputation by referring endlessly to Shakespearean 'propaganda'.Why do they think that Richard lost so much support from previously loyal Yorkists?,the fact is that they left him in droves to support a virtually unknown Welshman because they were horrified that he had murdered the Young King Edward and his little brother along with numerous other people.

The whole point is that he blackened own name during his own lifetime,as evidenced by the written Chronicles of the time.
Ricardians will never be swayed by the real facts of course,and will eagerly lap up anything that serves to keep them in their ludicrous and perverse denial about the true nature of this most evil character.

Save your money,for a more accurate understanding of Richard I strongly recommend 'Richard III England's Black Legend' by Desmond Seward and 'The Princes in the Tower' by Alison Weir.
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A Cautionary Tale: The New Bosworth
A Cautionary Tale: The New Bosworth
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2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantastical Rubbish, 16 May 2014
'Ricardians' will love this,as they love anything that serves to keep them in their perverse denial about the child-murderer,traitor and usurper Richard.
Save your money.For a better understanding of the life and evil machinations of the usurper,I strongly recommend 'Richard III England's Black Legend' by Desmond Seward.


Richard III
Richard III
by Paul Murray Kendall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book for those in denial about the child and King killer Richard., 12 May 2014
This review is from: Richard III (Paperback)
This book will appeal to those who choose to live in denial about the traitor and child killer Richard.Having studied the contemporay chronicles in depth over many years,it is clear that this 'King' was nothing more than a murderous deceitful traitor who seized the throne by means of murder and terror. 'Ricardians' constantly try to fudge the issue of his guilt by referring to Shakespere 'propaganda'.One does not have to refer to Shakespeare at all to gain a true understanding of the nature of this monster.The Crowland Chronicles,the writings of Polydore Virgil,Mancini etc all illustrate clearly long before Shakespeare appeared on the scene how Richard was despised,hated and feared by the nobles and the populace during his reign.

He managed to turn his own supporters against him and lose the throne to a virtually unknown Welshman..Make no mistake,this was because previously loyal Yorkist magnates deserted Richard and turned to Henry because they were horrified that Richard had the young King Edward and his even younger brother Richard cruelly murdered.

I am well aware that ricardians will not countenance any of this of course,it will not tie-in with anything they believe to be true about 'Their Richard'.They will continue to live in fantasy about their 'hero'.

For the newcomer to this subject and to everyone else who is interseted,for a much more realistic understanding of the true nature of this vile character I strongly recommend 'Richard III,England's Black Legend' by Desmond Seward.I would also highly recommend 'The Princes in the Tower' by Alison Weir.
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The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny
The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yet another attempt to defend this double Child Murderer., 10 Nov 2013
Yet another attempt to enhance the reputation of a black-hearted usurper and double child murderer,(the Princes in the Tower).Despite the denial of 'Ricardians' this man will always be known as England's vilest tyrant,even worse that the Tudor Monarchs!

His usurpation of the throne will always be remembered for the ruthless way he murdered without trial Lord Hastngs,Earl Rivers.Sir Thomas Vaughn,Sir Richard Grey and Haute.Not to mention the cold-blooded murder of the 12 year old rightful Young King Edward V and his ten year old brother Richard of York.Richard abducts the two innocent young boys,locks them up securely in the tower and they then disapear after Richard has taken the throne and Richard apparently knows nothing about it!..he holds no enquiry or investigation into their disapearance and most tellingly of all makes absolutely no public statement about their fate!.Child murder was as repulsive then as it is now and I think that there must be something seriously wrong with anybody who would choose to believe in a such a wretched creature as Richard.Make no mistake,this man was an absolute monster.

'Ricardians' will love this as it is nothing other than another attempt to defend the indefensible.


Richard III: The Maligned King
Richard III: The Maligned King
by Annette Carson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

2 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vacuous nonsense., 31 Oct 2013
Here we have yet another trendy attempt to clear the name of the traitor,child-killer and usurper Richard.'Ricardians' and other defenders of the indefensible will love it.Richard was a monstrous and bloody tyrant who killed without legal trial anyone who opposed him; Lord Hastings,Earl Rivers,Sir Richard Grey,Sir Thomas Vaughn and Sir Richard Haute.All these men beheaded because they were close to the young King Edward V.
Supporters of the cold-hearted traitor and usurper Richard constantly re-hash the same old tired refrain, that the Tudors blackened Richard's name etc,etc.They steadfastly refuse to recognise that he blackened his own name during the time he brutally stole the crown from the rightful King.The contemporary sources; The Croyland Chronicles,Polydore Virgil,Dominic Mancini,all speak clearly about the reign of murder,brutality and utter disregard for the law that this monstrous man indulged in.The Tudors did not have to say too much about him,he had displayed his savagery for all to know and see and all long before Henry Tudor returned to England!.
Personally I do not think that the remains of a murderer of young children like Richard have any place in Leicester Cathedral,or any Cathedral.HIs remains should have remained in the car-park.
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King Edward V - A Short Biography
King Edward V - A Short Biography
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 17 Oct 2013
Interesting.Of course the Princes were murdered in the Tower by Richard.He had the opportunity,the motive and the most to gain by their deaths.He inflicted a reign of terror from the time he abducted young Edward the rightful King and had him and his younger brother Richard imprisoned in the Tower.Richard lost the support of so many of his supporters to Henry Tudor because they were horrified at his ruthless seizure of the throne and the barbaric way he killed without trial not only the two young boys,but Lord Hastings,Earl Rivers,Sir Richard Grey,Sir Thomas Vauhgn,Haute and others,anyone who stood between him and the crown.Contrary to the naive ramblings of the so-called 'Ricardians',the usurper Richard blackened his own name in his own time.The Tudors did not have to try too hard to damn him,he did a first class job of damning himself by having two innocent children murdered so that he could seize the throne!.May he be damned for all time for his wickedness.


Richard III and the Murder in the Tower
Richard III and the Murder in the Tower
by Peter A Hancock
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Speculative nonsense designed to clear the name of a notorious child murderer., 3 Oct 2013
More speculative nonsense attempting to clear RIchard from his responsibility for the murder of the Princes in the Tower.All Of the evidence,circumstantial and otherwise points firmly towards Gloucester being the child murderer that he clearly was.
The fact that he held no investigation or inquiry into the disappearance of the two boys and made no attempt to offer a coherent explanation as to their whereabouts speaks speaks volumes about his evil character.Ricardians constantly say that Richards name was blackened by the Tudors,the fact was that he blackened his own name in his time as a King by murder without trial of not just Hastings,but also Earl Rivers,Grey and Vaughn.

This is a book for Ricardians and other people who are in denial about the child-murdering Richard.For a more logical and well balanced account of the fate of the Princes,I strongly recommend 'The Princes in the Tower' by Alison Weir.
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