History of King Richard III (Hesperus Classics)

by Thomas More

Publisher: Hesperus Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • Royalty,
  • More, Thomas, Sir, Saint 1478-1535,
  • Fiction,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • England,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Royalty,
  • GREAT BRITAIN_KINGS AND RULERS,
  • RICHARD III, KING OF ENGLAND, 1452-1485,
  • Classics,
  • Literary
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8950907M
ISBN 101843911078
ISBN 109781843911074

About , at the age of forty, Sir Thomas More stopped work on his HISTORY OF KING RICHARD was the time when he was about to become a valuable . The History of King Richard the Third is Thomas More’s English masterpiece. With the help of Shakespeare, whose Richard the Third took More’s work as its principal model, the History determined the historical reputation of an English king and spawned a seemingly endless controversy about the justness of that reputation. The Cathedral’s page on Richard III’s background and history begins ‘King Richard III was born at the Castle in Fotheringhay on 2 October , the youngest of three brothers’. Richard was, in fact, the youngest of four brothers – Edward, Edmund, George and Richard. Timeline of King Richard III. Biography of King Richard III. Timeline of Key Dates: Timeline of King Richard III Key events. r. Reigned as King of England: 26 June - 22 Aug, King Richard III was born on 2 October at Fotheringay Castle. He was the son of Richard, Duke of York () and Cecily Neville () and the brother of King Edward IV.

Leicestershire lies at the heart of England’s history as well as its geography. Meeting Richard. Contemporary accounts of the King: what did he really look like? Shakespeare, More and more. Literary sources for Richard’s life and times. Myths and legends. Don’t believe everything you read about Richard III. The History of King Richard III is a Renaissance history, remarkable more for its literary skill and adherence to classical precepts than for its historical accuracy. More moved away from the form of medieval chronicles to a dramatic writing style: Richard III is shown as a shadowy King, arche tyrant/5(10). The discovery and analysis of the skeleton of King Richard III illustrated a remarkable intersection of the fields of archaeology, osteology, pathology, genetics, forensic art, history, and genealogy. The varied scientific and research techniques used in the project allowed a comparison of physical evidence with historical accounts and thus. This entry was posted in Book Reviews, Medieval History Books and tagged book, book review, Chris Skidmore, medieval history, Richard III: Brother Protector King. Bookmark the permalink. Post navigation ←.

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The History of King Richard III book. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Richard III’s reputation stands as one of the most /5. Richard III - King - Biography. Richard III () was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the battle of Bosworth in signified the end of the Wars of the Roses and marked the start of the Tudor age.

Many myths persist about the last Plantagenet king, whose remains were discovered beneath a Leicester car park in Richard III, also called (–83) Richard Plantagenet, duke of Gloucester, (born October 2,Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England—died Augnear Market Bosworth, Leicestershire), the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) at the Battle of.

Richard III is one of English history’s best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked murderer, the discovery in of his skeleton in a Leicester parking lot re-ignited debate over the true character of England’s most controversial king/5(20).

The History of King Richard III is a powerful portrayal of a monstrous ruler and a fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of its author. Scholar, politician, and one-time favorite of the Court of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More is best known for his Utopia.

(One of these, Paul Murray Kendall’s biography of the King, was the book through which Philippa Langley first encountered Richard III.) “The Daughter of Time” became a Author: Sara Polsky. The History of King Richard III is a powerful portrayal of a monstrous ruler and a fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of its author.

Scholar, politician, and one-time favorite of the Court of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More is best known for his Utopia. The Amazon Book Review Cited by: 7. Description. Thomas More – a public servant who from served on Henry VIII’s Privy Council and later became Lord Chancellor – wrote his History of King Richard III between around and More’s account – which dramatised conflicts, provided History of King Richard III book of both body and mind, and looked for causes as well as recording facts – was popular and was incorporated into the.

Richard III was a child when his family, the House of York, engaged in battle against the Lancastrians for control of the country. This long and bloody. Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England.

The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy.

Wikipedia Book - Richard III. Standard CD cover. M4B audio book (96mb) Download cover art Download CD case insert. Richard III. William SHAKESPEARE ( - ) Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody.

The History of King Richard the Third is Thomas More's English masterpiece. With the help of Shakespeare, whose Richard the Third took More's work as its principal model, the History determined the historical reputation of an English king and spawned a seemingly endless controversy about the justness of that reputation.

George M. Logan has produced a scholarly yet accessible /5(2). Richard III generated a great deal of interest both during and after Shakespeare's lifetime. It was published in quarto at least five times after being performed in Richard Burbage first played Richard the Third and made the "poisonous bunchbacked toad" () into one of.

The History of King Richard III by Thomas More, the celebrated 'man for all seasons', gives us King Richard red in tooth and claw; every inch the merciless tyrant the Tudors wanted us to believe he was.

The Langley Press edition of this neglected classic includes modern spelling and Price: $ Last Plantagenet king of England. Protector to his young nephew Edward V, Richard usurped the throne and governed well. However, he was dogged by rumours, almost certainly true, that he had murdered Edward and his younger brother.

Abandoned by many of his supporters, Richard died at the Battle of Bosworth Field fighting Henry Tudor who, as Henry VII, founded the Tudor dynasty. In the Richard III Society was formed, and stated its preference for history "based on ascertained facts rather than on intuition, propaganda and spin".

So successful has its work been that Author: Thomas Penn. The History of King Richard III is preceded by a brief introduction which offers a succinct estimate of More’s achievement and indicates the important part that his work played in shaping the popular portrait of the last Yorkist king.

The conventional view of Richard III in English history is essentially More’s; it was his narrative that. Richard III (FULL Audio Book) by Jacob Abbott () Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in.

Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and.

After King Edward dies, Richard becomes lord protector of England—the figure in charge until the elder of Edward’s two sons grows up. Next Richard kills the court noblemen who are loyal to the princes, most notably Lord Hastings, the lord chamberlain of England.

The personal prayer book of King Richard III — in which the English king likely scrawled a reminder of his birthday in his own hand — is now available to peruse online. Additional Physical Format: Online version: More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, History of King Richard III.

New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, Genre/Form: Biographies History Early works Early works to Biography Biography Early works to Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England. Page Seuenteene knights of the Bath created by king Richard. Page The king and queene crowned.

Page Sir Robert Dimmocke the kings champion his challenge in the behalfe of king Richard. Page His nephues liuing, men would not reckon that he could haue right to the realme, he thought therefore to rid himselfe of them. On 22 AugustHenry defeated Richard’s army at the Battle of Bosworth Field, in Leicestershire, England.

Richard, who was killed, was the last English king to die in battle. Henry came to the throne as Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch. History › Kings and Queens › Richard III ›. Richard the Lionheart was the son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and the second king in the Plantagenet line.

Richard was far more interested in his holdings in France and in his Crusading endeavors than he was in governing England, where he spent about six months of his ten-year : Melissa Snell.

If you thought Hamlet's King Claudius was the worst brother in literary history, or that Othello's Iago was the most unapologetic villain onstage, or that Macbeth was Shakespeare's biggest tyrant of a king, then you haven't read Richard III. Since its first performance aroundthis play has been one of Shakespeare's most frequently performed and best-loved works.

Richard III is a play by William Shakespeare that was first performed in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis.

In his History of King Richard III, written between c andMore claims that one of Richard’s henchmen, James Tyrrell, confessed to the princes’ murder. Yet More’s version of events is not supported by any evidence whatsoever, and his story of Richard III is riddled with demonstrable errors.

Richard III has gone down in history as one of the most hated and vilified British monarchs of all time. His two-year-long reign as king of England ended in when he was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth by Henry Tudor, making him the last English king to die on the battlefield.The History of King Richard the Third by Master Thomas More Undersheriff of London c.

Edited by Gerard B. Wegemer and Travis Curtright. 1 Death of King Edward IV, April 9, The History of King Richard the Third – Sir Thomas More; More Myth-Making; The Princes: A Dolorous End; Part One of Two; Part Two of Two; Sharon D.

Michalove, “The Reinvention of Richard III.” James A. Moore, “Historicity in Shakespeare’s Richard III, Roxane C. Murph, Richard III: The Making of a Legend.