Richard III and the Princes in the Tower by A. J. Pollard lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Alan Sutton, 1991, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables;
From the cover: Richard III has divided opinion for over five hundred years. Traditionally, he has been perceived as a villain, a bloody tyrant and the monstrous murderer of his innocent nephews; to others he was and remains a wronged victim who did his best for kingdom and family, a noble prince and enlightened statesman tragically slain.
This lavishly illustrated and stimulating book explores the story of Richard 111 and the tales that have been woven around the historic events; discusses his life and reign and the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower; and assesses the original sources upon which much of the history is based. While telling the story as he sees it. Professor Pollard also suggests that the truth may never be known: the controversial nature of the events at the time is partly to blame; but at least as important are the paucity of the surviving evidence and the fact that the received stories are now so deeply ingrained.
The text is illustrated by over 200 manuscript illustrations, engravings, contemporary documents and photographs, in both black and white and colour. In addition, a number of picture essays explore particular aspects of Richard Ills life and reign: his birth sign of Scorpio; the portraits of Richard; the symbolism of pigs and boars: Richards saints; his books; the Princes; historical paintings of Richard III; and cartoons and caricatures. The book is also supported by full source notes and references.
Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy.
260 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10½” x 7¾”.
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