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Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend,' the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible. On Friday 13 June 1483, William, Lord Hastings was hustled from a meeting of the Royal Council and summarily executed on Tower Green within the confines of the Tower of London. Peter A. Hancock sheds light on the mystery of this precipitate and unadvised action by the then Duke of Gloucester and reveals the key role of William Catesby in Richard's ascent to the throne of England. It explains his curious actions during that tumultuous summer of three kings and provides an explanation for the fate of the 'Princes in the Tower.'

pp224 bw plates appendices notes index F- Psychology professor author. Extensive notes with main text. Spine uncreased.

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Author(s):
Hancock, Peter A.
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0752457977
ISBN-13:
9780752457970
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
History Press
Title:
Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend,' the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible. On Friday 13 June 1483, William, Lord Hastings was hustled from a meeting of the Royal Council and summarily executed on Tower Green within the confines of the Tower of London. Peter A. Hancock sheds light on the mystery of this precipitate and unadvised action by the then Duke of Gloucester and reveals the key role of William Catesby in Richard's ascent to the throne of England. It explains his curious actions during that tumultuous summer of three kings and provides an explanation for the fate of the 'Princes in the Tower.'

pp224 bw plates appendices notes index F- Psychology professor author. Extensive notes with main text. Spine uncreased.

Author(s):
Hancock, Peter A.
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0752457977
ISBN-13:
9780752457970
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
History Press
Title:
Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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