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The Princes in the Tower: Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?
The Princes in the Tower: Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rumours., 15 Dec 2013
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In an area of history which is raked over time & again I found the treatment of rumour in this book added an element of novelty.


Richard III: A Study of Service (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)
Richard III: A Study of Service (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)
by Rosemary Horrox
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must., 4 Jun 2013
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If you are interested in how things got done in the later part of the 15th century this work will enlighten you. For Ricardian studies it is indispensable and suggests further research topics. It gives a sense of a controversial reign far better than many more partisan treatments and invites serious consideration of the issues of government facing the king and his subjects. A serious book deserving serious attention.


The Mystery of the Princes
The Mystery of the Princes
by Dick Parry
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars A classic., 4 Jun 2013
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If you already know something of the controversy about the Princes at the Tower this book will enlighten you further. If you like your roses red you may be exasperated. If you prefer your roses white you will be intrigued. I shall not spoil the argument for you but would advise you to read more recent works and compare them.


Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third
Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third
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4.0 out of 5 stars They don't write like this any more., 18 May 2013
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Forget the age of this work & read it for the clarity & humour with which Walpole puts his points across. It's a good romp thought the arguments about the king's crimes based on what Walpole had access to at the time he wrote.


Richard III: A Medieval Kingship
Richard III: A Medieval Kingship
by John Gillingham
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Different points of view, 30 April 2013
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Seven different historians write on 7 aspects of the king's life & reign. I found the chapters on Richard III as a soldier & foreign affairs particularly stimulating. I recommend this book to readers with a little knowledge of the period.


CHINESE CHARACTERS
CHINESE CHARACTERS
by DR. ALAN HOENIG
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learning to read Chinses, 20 April 2013
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This review is from: CHINESE CHARACTERS (Paperback)
This does what it says on the packet provided you invest time in learning. This will vary from learner to learner.


Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle: The Psychology of a Battle (Revealing History)
Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle: The Psychology of a Battle (Revealing History)
by Michael K Jones
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Psychology of a battle, 15 April 2013
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This is one of the darkest books I have read about medieval history. The author writes excellently about how battles were fought then & about the story the relatives of the Duke of York made for themselves about the death of their husband & father. It portrays the Yorkist heirs like characters from a Sophoclean tragedy, the tragedy Shakespeare might have written. You may disagree with elements of the author's argument but read it - it is a gripping tale.


Richard III and the Bosworth Campaign
Richard III and the Bosworth Campaign
by Peter Hammond
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The Bosworth Campaign, 15 April 2013
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This books deals with the preparation for Henry Tudor's invasion, hence the title as well as the aftermath of Bosworth. It is most informative about details like the deployment of guns & while sympathetic to the king it is no work of hagiography. Some comments need alteration after the Greyfriars excavation.


The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: the Book that Inspired the Dig
The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA: the Book that Inspired the Dig
by John Ashdown-Hill
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars John Ashdown-Hill, 15 April 2013
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Among a plethora of books about this king The Last Days has a novel & refreshing focus. It recounts events looking forward avoiding the shadow of the battle's outcome, avoiding also the sentiment that this usually provokes. The section on the search for suitable mtDNA is intriguing & JAH deserves recognition for his seminal role in initiating the Greyfriars excavation. Read it!


Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn': John Howard and the House of York
Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn': John Howard and the House of York
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beloved Cousyn, 12 April 2013
I have so far found no other study devoted to the career of John Howard & enjoyed filling a gap in my knowledge. There are some cheerful elements in the book which I was quite taken with although there is slight factual evidence for some of the speculation & I enjoyed reading it.


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