Richard III by Michael Hicks audiobook

Richard III: The Self-Made King

By Michael Hicks
Read by Matthew Waterson

Tantor Audio 9780300214291

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781515945710

  • ISBN: 9781515945710

Runtime: 14.05 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The definitive biography and assessment of the wily and formidable prince who unexpectedly became monarch—the most infamous king in British history

The reign of Richard III, the last Yorkist king and the final monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty, marked a turning point in British history. But despite his lasting legacy, Richard only ruled as king for the final two years of his life. While much attention has been given to his short reign, Michael Hicks explores the whole of Richard's fascinating life and traces the unfolding of his character and career from his early years as the son of a duke to his violent death at the battle of Bosworth.

Hicks explores how Richard—villainized for his imprisonment and probable killing of the princes—applied his experience to overcome numerous setbacks and adversaries. Richard proves a complex, conflicted individual whose Machiavellian tact and strategic foresight won him a kingdom. He was a reformer who planned big changes, but lost the opportunity to fulfill them and to retain his crown.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rigorous, evenhanded reassessment of the rise and fall of fifteenth-century English monarch Richard III…Those looking to gain a richer, more nuanced view of the oft-caricatured king will find it in Hicks’s circumspect presentation.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Michael Hicks

Author Bio: Michael Hicks

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English