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Richard III and the murder in the tower

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 06:00 hrs
    Voix de: Anne Flosnik
    Publisher:
    Tantor Media, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: Tantor Media; Flosnik, Anne
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
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    2017
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    Copyrighted
    2017
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    Since Tudor times Richard III has been painted as the "black legend," the murderous uncle-however, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews, the "Princes in the Tower," in order to usurp the throne of England, but this book tells a different story. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this account focuses on the one judicial murder for which we know that he was responsible. On June 13, 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. 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."

    Éditeur original: Old Saybrook, Conn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781541425873