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The Year of Three Kings, 1483

Giles St Aubyn
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571296415
Date Published
17.01.2013
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Summary

Richard III has the most controversial reputation of any English king. If he was the murderer of his two nephews and (as many contemporaries thought) the poisoner of his own wife, he has a place among the foremost villains of history. If however his only real crime was to have been on the losing side, then he is the victim of an extraordinary and enduring smear campaign.

Which version is correct? Whether true or false, the legend of Richard III’s villainy has embedded itself in the nation’s consciousness. In this clear, careful narrative, first published in 1983 (the 500th anniversary of a year in which three kings occupied the throne of England) Giles St. Aubyn relates the violent and blood-stained story, his cool, witty style contrasting with the brutality of the period he describes.

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The Hon. Giles St Aubyn was born in 1925, and was educated at Wellington College and Trinity College, Oxford. He was for a short time in the Navy during the Second World War. He subsequently taught at Eton, becoming head of the History Department in 1961. His books include Lord Macaulay, The Art of Argument, A Victorian Eminence: the life…

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