A glimpse of ... King Richard III by Matthew Lewis

By Matthew Lewis

A Glimpse of King Richard III bargains a quick telling of the lifetime of certainly one of England's most famed monarchs. This publication is intentionally brief and inevitably misses out quite a lot of aspect yet deals an summary of this interesting subject. King Richard III of britain was once the final of the Plantagenet Kings and the final King of britain to die at the battlefield. His tale has been handed into the typical attention as one in every of an evil uncle ruthlessly seizing strength from and killing his personal nephews. but he's additionally the single monarch to have a present and energetic fan membership looking to rehabilitate his attractiveness. the invention of the bones of King Richard III in Leicester have re-ignited curiosity on an international scale and provides a clean chance to ascertain the acceptance King Richard languishes in and to attempt to figure out even if he merits it. This e-book goals to supply a short evaluate of the occasions of Richard's lifestyles, his popularity, the upheavals of 1483, his short reign and his loss of life. It additionally examines his acceptance from inception to authorised fact and provides a glimpse of the fellow in the back of the sketch.

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The scene is remembered as one of supreme nobility on the part of the Duchess, refusing to cower and hide. For Richard, though, it must have been terrifying. Perhaps Cecily sought to save Ludlow by surrendering willingly, but she did not. As she was hauled to the King with her sons, the army ransacked Ludlow, drinking, stealing and raping until they were sated. The castle was looted of anything of value. York and his adherents were attainted for treason and their lands forfeit. Cecily, George and Richard were placed into the care of her sister, the Duchess of Buckingham.

When Edward called his nobles together to discuss his options, the Dukes of Clarence, Suffolk and Norfolk, the Earls Rivers, Northumberland and Pembroke, the Marquis of Dorset, Lord Hastings, Lord Stanley and many others agreed with the King's desire to seek a favourable peace with Louis. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, dissented. He measured the situation and argued that the English force could easily defeat the French army. Then the King would have his glory and, if he still wished to seek peace, could negotiate it from a position of strength.

Buckingham was to lead a force out of Wales, Tudor was to land on the south coast and Kent was to rise and march on London. All of this was planned for 18th October. Kent acted eight days too early and alerted the authorities to the plot. As the date of the uprising approached, England was ravaged by violent rain storms. Tudor left Brittany on 2nd October, backed by Duke Francis of Brittany to the tune of 10,000 crowns and 5,000 mercenaries. He also may have had a portion of Edward IV's treasury, stolen by Elizabeth Woodville's brother, suggesting a Woodville backing of the plot.

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