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  •  Just read "The Last Plantagenets" and "The (9+ / 0-)

    Daughter of Time." Both Costain and Tey lay out a conclusive case as to why the blame for the princes' deaths should be assigned to Henry VII, who was a pretty miserable excuse for a human being.

    Richard III, on the other hand, as Tey points out, "was loved in his day."  When new  of his death reached the city of York, the city fathers wrote in their records:  'this day was our good King Richard grievously slain and murdered, to the great heaviness of this city."

    Long live the badge of the White Boar, and the white rose of York!  

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:43:24 PM PST

    •  I don't think it can conclusively (5+ / 0-)

      be assigned to anyone but there is as strong an argument for Henry VII as there is for Richard III.

      And yes, Richard III by all evidence was in fact a very capable ruler during his day leading the council of the north for his brother and then during his brief reign as king in his own right.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:57:58 PM PST

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    •  Also The Sunne in Splendor (2+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, LSophia

      I liked both Costain and Josephine Tey's books, although his are weighty and hers is a quick light read.

      But of all the books about Richard, I liked The Sunne In Splendor

      which is a very non-Shakespearean take on the Richard story. It's a great historical fiction read.

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