Richard III and the Death of Chivalry

Richard III and the Death of Chivalry

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The conventional view of Richard III's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 is that it was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne. However, David Hipshon argues that the result might very well have been in his favour, had not his support for James Harrington in a long-running family feud with Thomas, Lord Stanley led to the latter betraying him. Bosworth was the last English battle in which the monarch relied on feudal retainers:… (more)

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Publisher: The History Press (August 26, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 558 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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