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a new theory,
This review is from: Richard III and the Murder in the Tower (Paperback)
The premise here is good: the only murder Richard III was guilty of was the abrupt execution of Lord Hastings after a meeting in the Tower of London. Working on the theory the Richard III suddenly learned that Hastings knew Edward IV's marriage had been bigamous, he disposes of Hastings in a fit of pique. Hancock spends the rest of the book explaining how Hastings would have gained this knowledge . . . and explaining, and explaining and explaining ad nauseum. While I think he's right, the argument is laid out in a much more interesting and plausible way in the book Eleanor: the Secret Queen by John Ashdown-Hill.