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Richard III

Brother, Protector, King

Chris Skidmore

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
09 April 2019
'Fresh, gripping and vivid' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'A portrait that chills you to the bone' Leanda de Lisle, The Times A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty for most of his early life, Richard's personality was forged in the tribulation of exile and the brutality of combat. An ambitious nobleman and successful general with a loyal following, he could claim to have achieved every ambition in life except one: the crown.

By stripping back the legends that surround England's most controversial king and returning to original manuscript evidence, Chris Skidmore's compelling biography reveals Richard III (1452-1485) as contemporaries saw him.
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Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9781780226415
ISBN 10:   1780226411
Pages:   464
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Skidmore is the author of four books on medieval and Tudor history: Richard III, Bosworth, Edward VI and Death and the Virgin. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He is also the Member of Parliament for Kingswood and in July 2016 was appointed as Minister for the Constitution in the Cabinet Office. www.chrisskidmore.co.uk @bosworthbattle

Reviews for Richard III: Brother, Protector, King

A portrait that chills you to the bone ... The unfolding horror comes from the slow burn of detail drawn from manuscript sources and recent scholarship judiciously presented, and in a story well told - The Times Thrillingly paced, meticulously researched, refreshingly free of psychological speculations, Skidmore's supremely insightful biography is a joy to read Eminently readable ... Skidmore tells the story with style and the empathy of a well-trained historian - Times Literary Supplement


  • Short-listed for Parliamentary Book Awards: Best Non-Fiction by a Parliamentarian 2017 (UK)

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