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    DescriptionIn 2012 Annette Carson formed part of the team that discovered King Richard III's mortal remains, verified in 2013 by forensics including DNA matching. In response to the recent upsurge of interest, her 2009 paperback has been updated with details of the discovery plus new illustrations, and a larger typeface for easier readability. Carson's premise is that for centuries the vision of Richard III has been dominated by the fictional creations of Thomas More and Shakespeare. Many voices, some of them eminent and scholarly, have urged a more reasoned view to replace the traditional black portrait. This book seeks to redress the balance by examining the events of his reign as they actually happened, based on reports in the original sources. Eschewing the overlay of assumptions so beloved by historians, she instead traces actions and activities of the principal characters, using facts and time-lines revealed in documentary evidence. In the process Carson dares to investigate areas where historians fear to tread, and raises many controversial questions.


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    Title
    Richard III
    Subtitle
    The Maligned King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annette Carson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752452081
    ISBN 10: 0752452088
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DBK
    DC22: 942.046092
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    After studying at the Royal College of Music, Annette Carson worked for several years in the entertainment industry while indulging a leisure interest in aerobatics, on which she is a renowned expert and has contributed to Encyclopaedia Britannica. In a professional writing career of 30 years she has been an editor and an award-winning copywriter. Her last book before retirement was a biography of guitarist Jeff Beck. From 1990 to 2010 she worked in South Africa where she became involved with the Karoo Animal Protection Society, to which she still devotes energy since returning to the UK. She was the lead campaigner in a case against the selective freezing of pensions for British expatriates which reached the ECHR. The Richard III controversy first came to her attention at the time of Olivier'siconic film portrayal, and remains a topic of research on which she writes extensively. In 2011 she was invited by Philippa Langley to join the team searching for the king's lost grave which found and exhumed Richard's remains for honourable reburial.