Royal Blood: King Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes
“Royal Blood” is a very unique piece, combining a traditional history portrait with a modern-day courtroom breakdown. Fit for both new-comers to the topic (...more
There's enough detail on the book from other reviewers that I needn't rehash it again. I found Field's argu...more
Royal Blood is informative, engaging, but also rather frustrating. It reads like a thoroughly researched term paper by someone well-versed in the subject matter, but in a hurry and unwilling to alter his already-decided thesis.
If you want to know the story of the end of the Plantagenet line, all the facts may be here. But I'm not quite sure, because there aren't the usual footnotes and references that should be in a nonfiction history, and I find that pretty unforgivable. I want to be able to...more
1. While Fields notes the names of his sources...more
Fields' analysis of the situation is thorough in its attempt to determine the guilt of Richard III in the deaths of his nephews. Indeed, by looking closely at many of the established 'facts', Fields actu...more
I was sceptical when I started to read this, being written by someone who, according to the books jacket is ‘widely regarded as the most prominent entertainment lawyer in the US’, but I am interested in hearing other people’s views on what has happened and if could really answer the mystery of the Princes in the Tower as it claimed, I was all for it as no-one e...more
Fields' work is refreshing in that, while he advocates for Richard, he is never completely convinced that Richard may not be guilty. In other words, this might be the most straightforward account of the mystery and the possible suspects. It...more
Read the book and decide for yoursel...more
Was it king Richard the III??? or was it some one completely Different who wanted To put Henry Tudor on the throne??
I have to say books like this fascinate Me. I've been to London tower and badly want to go agai...more
Had Fields simply made his case without attacking others who have also written about Richard and the princes - mainly Alison Weir - this would have been a much better text. But time and again he takes shots SPECIFICALLY at her, saying her conclusions are illogical, she's wrong, etc. But then he goes on to do the exact same things time and again that he accuses others of doing,...more
One tidbit from Mr. Field's research has me stumped ... he claims that one of the reasons he doesn't...more
The turn off for me, was the fact...more
Richard lll, was depressed some, his family was becoming small, the king had died and his you son was the heir and Richard was aflamed in want of a crown for his head, he marries his brother's wife, kills his, takes the old king's two young sons an...more
Millor part: l'anàlisi dels quadres representant Ricard III de l'epoca Tudor demostra que es tracta de modificacions fetes sota el nou règim, pura propaganda política.