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    DescriptionThe only biography to include the findings of the archaeological dig in the Leicester car park. Not many people would claim to be saints, or alternatively, consider themselves entirely without redeeming qualities. Some are unquestionably worse than others, but few have been held in greater infamy than Richard Plantagenet, afterwards Duke of Gloucester and, later still, King Richard III. Richard's character has been besmirched as often as it has been defended, and the arguments between his detractors and supporters still rage after several centuries. Was he a ruthless hunchback who butchered his way to the throne, a paragon of virtue who became a victim of Tudor propaganda, or (as seems more likely) something in between? Some would argue that a true biography is impossible because the letters and other personal documents required for this purpose are simply not available; but David Baldwin has overcome this by an in-depth study of his dealings with his contemporaries. The fundamental question he has answered is 'what was Richard III really like'. Consists of 81 illustrations, 57 of which are in colour.


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    Title
    Richard III
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445615912
    ISBN 10: 1445615916
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3H
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 942.046092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    DC23: 942.046092
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    LC classification: DA260 .B35 2013
    Illustrations note
    58 col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    David Baldwin is a medieval historian who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years. He is an expert on Richard III and the House of York, and has published critically acclaimed books on Richard III and the Princes in the Tower and on Elizabeth Woodville, queen of Edward IV, the first of the Yorkist kings. He lives in Leicester.
    Review quote
    PHILIPPA GREGORY (author of The White Queen) endorsement: 'A believably complex Richard, neither wholly villain nor hero'