- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: The History Press (3 Mar. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752499491
- ISBN-13: 978-0752499499
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Third Plantagenet: George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III's Brother Hardcover – 3 Mar 2014
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"An essential read for Ricardians and all interested in studying the Wars of the Roses, here accessible to them without being marred by hundreds of years of interpretations, rumors, and biases." "Library Journal" on "The Last Days of Richard III"" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Europeen d'Etudes Bourguignonnes. The author of "The Last Days of Richard III," he has been heavily involved in the DNA testing of Richard III's remains. He is also the author of "Eleanor, the Secret Queen." He has appeared on NPR and the Smithsonian Channel as an expert on Richard III.
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Not easy to read in this format because of the overuse of footnotes and not a terribly engaging style.
However, I am so annoyed by all the statements of 'fact' and cod-psychology in this book, and worry that people will read this and believe it all. So far it has been stated that Beaufort was the father of Edmund and Jasper Tudor as he was in a relationship with Katherine de Valois. And then he went on to father Edward of Westminster after an affair with Henry VI's wife. The Talbot/ Edward IV marriage is also presented as a fact.
The writer has suggested that Clarence's behaviour was due to his small stature and Richard's scholiosis was caused by an injury at sea. And George was psychologically damaged by not having a positive male role model in his life!
I nearly bought a hard back copy of this. Thank goodness I only paid a very reduced Kindle price. This just feels like an attempt to cash in on the Richard III story rather than a genuine analysis of the facts. I also found his writing style quite patronising, but perhaps I am the wrong audience for this book, having some knowledge of the times and people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fascinating look at the most elusive of the York brothers, George, Duke of Clarence. Insightful, informative and written for all interested parties, not just the academic or... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aroha
I'm still reading this book. Actually I've just started it.
Will say more later.
Good consistent well written book about the forgotten Son of York.Published 6 months ago by Traceytwp
A highly detailed and interesting account of one of history's characters. Clarence is a person who many people know of but only in a peripheral way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by TERENCE FISHER
Not quite finished yet, but lovong it. Author is easy to read and understand. I wanted to know more about George and this book doesn't disappoint. Well researched.Published 11 months ago by Lynne Smith
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