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Title Richard III : the self-made king / Michael Hicks.
Author Hicks, Michael, 1948- author.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description xv, 416 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsims, genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
Call # B RICHARD III H
Series Yale English monarchs series
Yale English monarchs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-406) and index.
Summary The definitive biography and assessment of the wily and formidable prince who unexpectedly became monarch-the most infamous king in British history. The reign of Richard III, the last Yorkist king and the final monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty, marked a turning point in British history. But despite his lasting legacy, Richard only ruled as king for the final two years of his life. While much attention has been given to his short reign, Michael Hicks explores the whole of Richard's fascinating life and traces the unfolding of his character and career from his early years as the son of a duke to his violent death at the battle of Bosworth. Hicks explores how Richard-villainized for his imprisonment and probable killing of the princes-applied his experience to overcome numerous setbacks and adversaries. Richard proves a complex, conflicted individual whose Machiavellian tact and strategic foresight won him a kingdom. He was a reformer who planned big changes, but lost the opportunity to fulfill them and to retain his crown.
Subject Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Genealogy.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485.
Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485. (OCoLC)fst00052409
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
1483-1485
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biographies.
ISBN 0300214294
9780300214291

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