By Matthew Lewis
A Glimpse of King Richard III deals a short telling of the lifetime of one in every of England's most famous monarchs. This booklet is intentionally brief and inevitably misses out quite a lot of aspect yet deals an outline of this attention-grabbing subject. King Richard III of britain used to be the final of the Plantagenet Kings and the final King of britain to die at the battlefield. His tale has been handed into the typical cognizance as one in every of an evil uncle ruthlessly seizing energy from and killing his personal nephews. but he's additionally the one monarch to have a present and energetic fan membership looking to rehabilitate his recognition. the invention of the bones of King Richard III in Leicester have re-ignited curiosity on an international scale and provides a clean chance to envision the popularity King Richard languishes in and to aim to figure out even if he merits it. This ebook goals to supply a quick assessment of the occasions of Richard's lifestyles, his recognition, the upheavals of 1483, his short reign and his loss of life. It additionally examines his recognition from inception to accredited fact and provides a glimpse of the guy at the back of the sketch.
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This must have felt even more suspicious atop everything else. Rivers and the new King arrived at Northampton on 29th but whilst Rivers stayed there to await the Protector, the King and the rest of his retinue rode further on to Stoney Stratford, a Woodville manor. When Richard reached Northampton to find the King missing, his concern surely grew. Though Rivers protested that it meant nothing, Richard had him arrested the following morning and rode to Stoney Stratford where he took the King into his custody.
Henry Tudor's claim to the throne was, at best, flimsy. In reality, it was non-existent. His parents had married when his mother was 12 and his father 24. His father was Edmund Tudor, maternal half brother to King Henry VI. He died of the plague in captivity before Henry's birth. Edmund Tudor's mother was Henry V's widow, Catherine of Valois, a French Princess. This meant that he possessed French royal blood, but Salic Law in France prevented female succession. Henry's mother was Lady Margaret Beaufort.
Edward's leading advisors received similar payments, which were termed by the English as tributes to make the bribes more palatable. The largest payment went to William, Lord Hastings. The Treaty also provided for the marriage of the French heir to Edward's eldest daughter, Elizabeth. The king, his nobles and their army returned to England untested and far from bathed in glory. During this episode we have another interesting glimpse of Richard's personality. When Edward called his nobles together to discuss his options, the Dukes of Clarence, Suffolk and Norfolk, the Earls Rivers, Northumberland and Pembroke, the Marquis of Dorset, Lord Hastings, Lord Stanley and many others agreed with the King's desire to seek a favourable peace with Louis.