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History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third : To which is Added the Story of Perkin Warbeck from Original Documents - James Gairdner

History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third

To which is Added the Story of Perkin Warbeck from Original Documents

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Published: 27th May 2010
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No English king has been the subject of more heated debate than Richard III. In this 1898 revised edition of his classic biography, Gairdner attempts to produce a more balanced analysis of the sources than most earlier writers. While largely accepting the anti-Yorkist position shown by Thomas More and Shakespeare, he does reject some of the crimes attributed to Richard, such as the murder of his brother George, Duke of Clarence. He states at the outset that Richard was not a monster but the product of his times, when violence and ruthlessness were common political weapons. He also offers a more rounded picture of the king, showing good points as well as bad, rather than a caricature of evil. The most significant addition to this edition is the substantial appendix on the imposture of Perkin Warbeck, making use of continental sources hitherto unknown to English historians.

Preface; 1. Richard's career as Duke of Gloucester until the death of Edward IV; 2. Acts of Richard as Protector; 3. Termination of the Protectorship; 4. Murder of the princes and rebellion of the Duke of Buckingham; 5. Richard's government, his parliament and his relations with foreign powers; 6. Invasion of Richmond, defeat and death of Richard; The story of Perkin Warbeck; Appendix; Index.

ISBN: 9781108010092
ISBN-10: 1108010091
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 27th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.52