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Richard III: from Lord of the North to King of England

Richard III: from Lord of the North to King of England

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By (author) Josephine Wilkinson

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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm
  • Publication date: 28 May 2015
  • Publication City/Country: Chalford
  • ISBN 10: 1848681089
  • ISBN 13: 9781848681088
  • Sales rank: 1,067,106

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Richard III is a paradox - the most hated of English kings, yet the most beloved, a deeply pious man, yet materialistic to the point of obsession, puritan, yet the father of at least two illegitimate children.

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Josephine Wilkinson is an author and historian. She received a First from the University of Newcastle where she also read for her PhD. She has received British Academy funding for her research into Richard III's early life and has been scholar-in-residence at St Deiniol's Library, Britain's only residential library founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone. Her other books include Mary Boleyn, also published by Amberley. The second volume Richard III, From Lord of the North to King of England will be published in 2010. She lives in York.

Table of contents

Prologue: The Children of Ferdinand & Isabella 1 A New Europe, A New World 2 The Realms of England & of Spain: The Marriage of Arthur, Prince of Wales & Catherine of Aragon 3 Princess of England & a Widowed Virgin? 4 The Court of King Hal: The Years of Joy & of Hope - & of Rivalry with Francis I & Charles V 5 The Butcher's Son: Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, Cardinal of Rome & Lord Chancellor of England 6 'Between the Hammer & the Anvil': The Reformation & the Break-up of Christian Europe 7 Infertility & the Biblical Curses 8 The King's Mistresses 9 The Breach with Rome: Thomas Cromwell & the 'First Anglican Settlement' 10 Divorce & Abandonment 11 The New Queen & the New Princess 12 Death & Legacy Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index