By Matthew Lewis
A Glimpse of King Richard III bargains a quick telling of the lifetime of considered one of England's most famous monarchs. This ebook is intentionally brief and inevitably misses out quite a lot of aspect yet deals an summary 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 realization as one in every of an evil uncle ruthlessly seizing strength from and killing his personal nephews. but he's additionally the one monarch to have a present and lively fan membership trying to rehabilitate his popularity. the invention of the bones of King Richard III in Leicester have re-ignited curiosity on a world scale and offers a clean chance to ascertain the popularity King Richard languishes in and to attempt to figure out even if he merits it. This ebook goals to supply a short evaluate of the occasions of Richard's existence, his popularity, the upheavals of 1483, his short reign and his loss of life. It additionally examines his recognition from inception to authorized fact and provides a glimpse of the fellow in the back of the cartoon.
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On 1st May, the queen took Edward's brother and other members of her family into sanctuary at Westminster. On the 4th May, Edward entered London with Richard and Buckingham to a rapturous reception as Richard hailed the new King to his people. On 10th May council met and Richard was officially installed as Protector. The council seems to have been impressed with Richard's bloodless seizure of the King from the clutches of the Woodvilles. Coins began to be minted in the name of Edward V whose coronation was set for 22nd June.
The French campaign would provide an outlet for this disgruntlement Charles, Duke of Burgundy was a keen ally. Married to Edward and Richard's sister, Margaret, his territory was under almost constant threat from French desires to consolidate their kingdom, absorbing independent Dukedoms. On 4th July 1475, Edward, Richard and George led a force of around fifteen hundred men at arms and eleven thousand archers as it poured over the Channel to fill Calais. Duke Charles had, for reasons no chronicler seems able to explain, hauled his army east to lay siege to Neuss, part of the Duke of Lorraine's lands.
Again, we can only surmise the dismay Richard must have felt at being dealt with in such a manner. Clarence had rebelled yet held full title to his wife's inheritance. Richard had been nothing but loyal, sharing the king's exile and aiding in his retaking of the throne, yet was repaid with restrictions that meant that he relied upon others for his own security. In spite of this, Richard offered a decade of faultless service to his brother in controlling the notoriously uncontrollable north of England.
A glimpse of ... King Richard III by Matthew Lewis