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    DescriptionA major new biography of the young Richard III. 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. This new biography concentrates on the much neglected early part of Richard's life - from his birth in 1452 as a cadet of the House of York to his marriage to the beautiful Anne Neville - and shows how his experiences as the son of an ambitious duke, a prisoner of war, an exile, his knightly training and awe of his elder brother, King Edward IV, shaped the character of England's most controversial monarch. From the insignificant younger brother of a would-be king to Knight of the Garter, duke, respected soldier and loyal supporter to Edward IV, Richard faced extreme danger and heady triumph, poverty and abundance, neglect and acclamation as the House of York rose to the heights of power and propelled him a glorious career at Court.


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    Title
    Richard III
    Subtitle
    The Young King to be
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josephine Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848685130
    ISBN 10: 1848685130
    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
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, BIO010000, BIO014000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3H
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 942.046092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    15 black & white illustrations, 25 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    19 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    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 in to 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 and The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn both 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.