Crown And The Tower book.
Crown And The Tower book. Was Richard a better ruler than his reputation? quite probably. Was he a paragon of virtue? Doubtful: that was not a hallmark of the Plantagenets.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, GCStJ (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He practised as an architect until the death of his elder brother placed him in direct line to inherit his father's dukedom of Gloucester, which he inherited, as the second duke, in 1974
By William H. Snyder. Crown and the Tower: The Legend of Richard III As Duke of Gloucester.
By William H. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. June 1981, Richard III Society.
Richard III, King of England.
The Crown and the Tower: the Legend of Richard II. Richard III as Duke of Gloucester and King of England 2 vols. Reprinted by Alan Sutton, 1977.
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V The Letter from Richard III to William Catesby. VI The Offices and Lands of William Catesby. Any judgment that is made upon the character of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, depends directly upon when one dates his conscious decision to take the throne. 9 The earlier one believes him to have made this decision, the more likely one is to render an adverse judgment on Richard and vice versa. 10 Although some individuals believe that the Duke.
Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. This book 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.
Until now traditionally misrepresented, his office as Lord Protector has been poorly understood owing to an over-reliance on foreign reporters ignorant of the precise significance of this very English institution. Of equal importance, and equally disregarded, is his concurrent office as Lord High Constable of England, vested with military and judicial authority on behalf of the crown