- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd (25 Oct. 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0862991986
- ISBN-13: 978-0862991982
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15 x 1.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Trial of Richard III (History/prehistory & Medieval History) Paperback – 25 Oct 1984
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in either the Law or Richard III. It does help if you have seen that trial. It is a curiously addictive thing to watch, even when you know what verdict the jury came up with. As far as this book is concerned, that verdict will be found on a piece of paper tucked away inside a little brown envelope inside the back cover.
Dr. David Starkey is one of the 'expert' prosecution witnesses, although he manages to appear eloquent, well-read, pompous, sarcastic and bitchy all at the same time. Not much has changed over the years in that regard then, I suppose. He well and truly meets his match in this trial however, in the shape of 'Mr Dillon'. This is actually Richard DuCann, brilliant author of 'The Art Of The Advocate', another worthy read for anyone interested in the legal profession.
This book is utterly compelling, irrespective of whether one may have seen the actual trial or not. From a legal point of view, it is absolutely fascinating. From an historical point of view, it manages to consolidate all of the relevant 'facts' about Richard into one hundred and fifty pages, and in a fair and balanced way. It's a tremendous read.
Definitely good for providing multiple views on whether Richard III was guilty or not and it makes learning/history fun!
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This is a fascinating book. It is the full transcript of the Channel 4 programme from the mid 1980s, of the same name, in which an authentic trial was staged of King Richard III... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pilgrim
This is a fascinating book to accompany the ITV programme (to be found as an extra in the Olivier DVD of Shakespeare's play): Richard III finally put on trial at the Old Bailey for... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Samuel Romilly
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