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Richard III and the Death of Chivalry

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The conventional view of Richard III’s defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 is that it was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne. However, David Hipshon argues that the result might very well have been in his favor, had not his support for James Harrington in a long-running family feud with Thomas, Lord Stanley led to the latter ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by The History Press (first published March 1st 2009)
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Richard III has been given really bad press by William Shakespeare, but, as this book shows, not all of it is reasonable.

Hipshon suggests that Richard was actually a part of the old chivalric code that believed in loyalty, largesse, and justice to all, even the poor. As such, he was exceedingly loyal to his brother Edward IV. He was so much so that his brother entrusted him to lead the war against a rebellious Scotland.

But Richard also felt that glory was won on the battlefield, among knights fi
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