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Henry VII Propaganda,
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This review is from: Richard III: The King in the Car Park (Hardcover)
This book does a better job than Shakespeare's play in smearing Richard's name and achievements. Whilst not denying Henry's achievements and that history would be a lot different without him as related in this book my own opinion is the many of Richard's so-called crimes are (in terms of the Scots type of verdict) "Non proven". Richard was a man of his times and his actions were largely governed by the need to survive in a "jungle" full of equally unscrupulous adveraries. An interesting read counterbalancing the recent promotion of the "Car Park King". The writing is very detailed and occasionally somewhat repetitive.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2014 22:06:35 GMT
m kilroy, john kilroy says:
Absolutely agree with the above review. Shakespeare's depiction of the King was saintly compared to this offering. Has this author read anything about Richard printed after c1600?
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