W&N History / Biography HB May £25.00 400pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 87078 4 eBook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 87079 1
‘Skidmore writes brilliantly and his research is impeccable’ – John Guy, Sunday Times
CHRIS SKIDMORE Richard III Brother, Protector, King
The first full biography of Richard III in over fifty years by ‘one of our brightest young historians’ (David Starkey). The last Plantagenet king (1452–1485) remains one of England’s most famous and controversial monarchs. Chris Skidmore’s biography strips back the legends that surround Richard III’s life and reign and, by returning to original manuscript evidence, he rediscovers the man as contemporaries saw him. Rather than vindicate or condemn, Skidmore’s compelling study presents every facet of Richard’s personality as it deserves to be seen: as one of the most important figures in medieval history, whose actions and behaviour underline the true nature of power in an age of great drama, upheaval and instability. ‘Fine, scholarly and elegantly written’ Dan Jones, Daily Telegraph, on Bosworth ‘Skidmore writes with clarity and verve’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian on Edward VI Chris Skidmore is the author of three much admired books on Tudor and medieval history: Edward VI, Death and the Virgin and Bosworth. He taught at Bristol University and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has been the Member of Parliament for Kingswood since 2010.
W&N Non-Fiction • May 2016
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