Richard III and the Murder in the Tower by Peter A. Hancock audiobook

Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

By Peter A. Hancock
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Since Tudor times Richard III has been painted as the "black legend," the murderous uncle—however, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews, the "Princes in the Tower," in order to usurp the throne of England, but this book tells a different story. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this account focuses on the one judicial murder for which we know that he was responsible. On June 13, 1483, William, Lord Hastings was hustled from a meeting of the Royal Council and summarily executed on Tower Green within the confines of the Tower of London. This book sheds light on the mystery of this precipitate and unadvised action by the then Duke of Gloucester and reveals the key role of William Catesby in Richard's ascent to the throne of England. It explains his curious actions during that tumultuous summer of three kings and provides an explanation for the fate of the "Princes in the Tower."

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Since Tudor times Richard III has been painted as the "black legend," the murderous uncle—however, the truth is much more complicated and interesting.

Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews, the "Princes in the Tower," in order to usurp the throne of England, but this book tells a different story. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this account focuses on the one judicial murder for which we know that he was responsible. On June 13, 1483, William, Lord Hastings was hustled from a meeting of the Royal Council and summarily executed on Tower Green within the confines of the Tower of London. This book sheds light on the mystery of this precipitate and unadvised action by the then Duke of Gloucester and reveals the key role of William Catesby in Richard's ascent to the throne of England. It explains his curious actions during that tumultuous summer of three kings and provides an explanation for the fate of the "Princes in the Tower."

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A wonderful combination of events and writing that brought the late 15th century to light. I am, Indeed

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Author Bio: Peter A. Hancock

Author Bio: Peter A. Hancock

Peter A. Hancock is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Mind, Machine and Morality and Hoax Springs Eternal.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English