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The Trial of Richard III (History/prehistory & Medieval History) Paperback – 25 Oct 1984

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  • 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)

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The Trial of Richard III


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This is the transcript / background notes for the Channel 4 production, 'The Trial of Richard III', from way back in 1984. That production itself, incidentally, can be found buried deep within the Special Edition of the Laurence Olivier version of this much-maligned monarch's life story. In short, Richard was put 'on trial' (in 1984 and obviously in absentia) for the murders of the Princes In The Tower. The trial involved real jurors, and a collection of practising legal eagles who were at the very heights of their profession at that time.

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.
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This full transcript of the 1984 TV programme is a rivetting way to get familiar with, or get re-acquainted with, a corpus of historical material which gets endlessly debated. The gaps in the records are crucial to the question as to whether King Richard 111 did kill, or indeed was capable of eliminating, the "Princes in the Tower". As usual, to anyone already well versed in this area of research, the witnesses in this fully authentic 'trial in the absence of the accused', tell you more about themselves than they reveal new ideas, but there are some revelations which are a bit of a surprise, even to "old hands". The way everyone involved approached the issue with the utmost seriousness is very heartening, which is more than can be said for the latent prejudice displayed by some of the 'prosecuting' historians, who are still, to this day, demonstrating that lack of emotional intelligence common to academics who have much knowledge but are in fact rather dim.
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Presented in an easy and fun format, 'The Trial of Richard III' was a joy to read compared to other thick, small printed monotonous history books. It is written in a way that can be easily understood and imagined, drawing you in to make you feel as one of the jury! Arguments are presented, countered and argued again in this dramatic, fast paced, fascinating book. You;ll make your decision, change it and then reconsider.
Definitely good for providing multiple views on whether Richard III was guilty or not and it makes learning/history fun!
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