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Re: Richard III

Poster: "Jessica Wilbur" <jessica@intercon.com>

> Poster: afcarey@norfolk.infi.net (anne carey) 
> There are several excellent books on the market concerning Richard 
> III, Henry VII, et al.... 
> For a reasonably concise treatment (which is also an excellent read)  
> try Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time"...  It's a novel, but very 
> well researched...it takes you step by step through the process of why 
> it is *extremely* unlikely that Richard III is quite the villain 
> that Thomas More and Billy Shakespeare paint him....It even goes 
> into details of the contemporary record and contemporary 
> correspondences...  It's not a *scholarly* source...but it is much 
> easier to read... :D 
> Anne Elizabeth 
> (proudly brandishing a white rose....:D) 
I also really enjoyed "The Daughter of Time". I re-read it right after I read 
Sharon Kay Penman's "The Sunne in Splendor" which is a more fictionalized 
version of the story than even "Daughter of Time". It's definitely a good read 
though, and I would recommend both if you're interested but don't have the 
time or inclination to do more "academic" research on the subject. 

Muireann ni Riordain
Another Yorkist 

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