Richard III: The Maligned King (Paperback)

Richard III: The Maligned King By Annette Carson Cover Image

Richard III: The Maligned King (Paperback)



A new and updated edition of this classic work, brought right up to date

In 2012 Annette Carson formed part of the team that discovered King Richard III's mortal remains, verified in 2013 by forensics including DNA matching.
In response to the recent upsurge of interest, her 2009 paperback has been updated with details of the discovery plus new illustrations, and a larger typeface for easier readability. Carson's premise is that for centuries the vision of Richard III has been dominated by the fictional creations of Thomas More and Shakespeare. Many voices, some of them eminent and scholarly, have urged a more reasoned view to replace the traditional black portrait.

This book seeks to redress the balance by examining the events of his reign as they actually happened, based on reports in the original sources. Eschewing the overlay of assumptions so beloved by historians, she instead traces actions and activities of the principal characters, using facts and time-lines revealed in documentary evidence. In the process Carson dares to investigate areas where historians fear to tread, and raises many controversial questions.

Annette Carson is a professional writer and has been an editor and award-winning copywriter. A prominent Ricardian, in 2011 she was invited by Philippa Langley to join the team searching for the king's lost grave, which found and exhumed Richard's remains for honorable reburial.
Product Details ISBN: 9781803991832
ISBN-10: 1803991836
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English