The Unpopular King, Vol. 2 of 2: The Life and Times of Richard III (Classic Reprint)

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Sir Thomas More's Narrative - Avowedly Unaccredited - More than Im. Probable - Wholly Inconsistent with Earlier Narratives - Some of its Difficulties considered - T estimony of Polydore Vergil - And of Andreas -prevailing Belief at the Accession of Henry VII. - And of that Monarch himself - Confirmed by the Attitude of Cardinal Bourchier - More's Autho rities - The Story of the Ré-interment of the Princes a Fabrication Testimony of Lord Bacon - Tyrell's Guilt first suggested in 1502 - Not Knighted, as More afiirms, as a Reward for his Crime - His Confession Unaccredited - Would not have been passed over by Fabyan - Polydore Vergil's Narrative compared with More's - The Murder of the Princes a Hypothesis - Richard's Complicity a Historical Assumption - Horace Walpole on the alleged Confession of Tyrell - Address of the Clergy to the King inconsistent with a suspicion of his Guilt - The Time of the Disap pearance of the Princes - The alleged Defection of Yorkist Barons from the King a Myth - The Berkeleys - Probability that the Duke of York died a Natural Death - The Disappearance of the Princes an Unsolved Mystery - Possible Solutions considered - A New One suggested - Unscrupulous Character of Richard's ministers-motives to the Removal of the Princes - Buckingham aware of their Death three days before Richard's alleged Commission to Tyrell - Morton and the Countess of Richmond said to have conspired to murder them - Buckingham's anxiety to attach the odium of the Murder to Richard - Morton's Suspicion that Buckingham was Playing a Double Game - The Duke's Desire for an Interview with Richard before his Execution - Catesby and Ratclifie - Brackenbury would not sanction Violence - Reasons for Richard's silence - Object of Henry vii.'s Inquiry - No Evidence that he did not find the Princes alive in the Tower - Richard ignorant of their Fate - If murdered, the Duke of Buck. Ingham the probable Criminal - Skeletons found in the reign of Charles 11. -the Question of their Identity with the Remains of the Princes discussed.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Alfred Owen Legge


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780266275169

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

Page Count - 348

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