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The Year of Three Kings: 1483 - St. Aubyn, Giles
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1983, ISBN: 0689114095

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[EAN: 9780689114090], Fine, [PU: Atheneum, New York], HISTORY: MEDIEVAL: THE YEAR OF THREE KINGS, 1483: GILES ST. AUBYN, History|Historical Geography, Fine hardcover, fine mylar-protected jacket, excellent cover w/ as-new edges & corners & w/ pale-red linen wrapping spine & extending 1.12" onto front & back panels covered in light-blue paper, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, "1.4.8.3" gold-stamped on front panel w/ titles gold-stamped on spine, fine sewn binding w/ tight signatures, immaculate white end-papers, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent paper * 20 b-w illustrations * 6 genealogies * map of the Battle of Bosworth * source references * select bibliography * index * 5.62" x 8.62" x 1.0", 0.54 kg, 288 pp.* Richard III has, perhaps, the most controversial reputation of any English king. Popular belief has held that by a systematic mixture of force & fraud he "waded through slaughter to the throne." But was he indeed responsible for the murder of his two young nephews, the legendary princes in the Tower of London who disappeared soon after his succession? And, as contemporaries thought, did he order the poisoning of his own wife so he would be free to marry his niece? Was he really a hunchback, or was the deformity invented for him after his death, as proof of his terrible villainy? Or was Richard's only crime to be on the losing side at Bosworth Field, the battle from which Henry Tudor emerged as king? And if so, was Richard the victim of one of the most venomous & aggressive smear campaigns in all of recorded history? * To discover the truth, Oxford-trained historian Giles St. Aubyn, author of the highly regarded biography "Edward VII: Prince & King" returns to the year 1483 during which three kings occupied the English throne. And the story he reveals behind the picturesquely named Wars of the Roses becomes a grim drama of family vendettas & episodes of gang warfare between the rival houses of York & Lancaster, played out w/ the heraldry & pomp of sophisticated feudalism. * In this clear & careful narrative --entirely free of the partisan positions of Richard's defenders & detractors (who included Sir Thomas Moore & William Shakespeare)-- we see the crucial part played by dynastic marriages, not only between those families contending for the throne, but also between powerful aristocrats & heiresses endowered by vast country estates. W/ Mr. St. Aubyn we also visit the places from which Warwick the Kingmaker or Richard himself set forth to war or in which the defeated were imprisoned or put to death. * More than five centuries after the "Year of the Three Kings" the author not only reconsiders the crimes with which Richard is charged --conspiracy, child murder, usurpation & tyranny-- but he reminds us as well of the lessons to be drawn from Richard's career. Quoting Edmund Burke, Mr. St. Aubyn cautions that "when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one." Out of the brutal chaos of a romantically remembered era, he has fashioned a tour de force of historical detection from which we are at last able to extract the truth. * "In 'The Year of the Three Kings' Giles St. Aubyn lucidly & scrupulously reconstructs the events of the dramatic year 1483. The book is elegantly spare; the writing shows admirable intellectual compression. This is historical detective work of a very high order." - Carolly Erikson

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