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Riassunto: On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty and set English history on a new course. For the last 500 years this, the most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses, has excited passionate interest and continuing controversy.
Peter Hammond, in a vivid and perceptive account of the battle, retells the story of the tangled dynastic and personal rivalries that provoked the conflict, describes the preparations of the two converging armies and offers a gripping analysis of the contest itself. The latest documentary and archaeological evidence is considered, and the author weighs up the merits of conflicting interpretations of the battle and the battlefield. He also pays particular attention to the contrasting characters of Richard III and Henry Tudor, the villain and the victor of the drama, who are reconsidered as individuals and as commanders.
This lucid, authoritative and readable new history will be essential reading for anyone who is intrigued by the short, unhappy reign of Richard III and the trial of strength that destroyed him.
About the Author: Peter Hammond is a medieval historian and a leading authority on the reign of Richard III. For thirty years he was research officer of the Richard III Society and he is currently President of the society. He is probably best-known for his books The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury and Food and Feast in Medieval England. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Titolo: Richard III and the Bosworth Campaign
Casa editrice: Pen and Sword
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR007244144
Descrizione libro Pen & Sword Military, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. xvi+166pp+illus. Fine copy, not price-clipped. A fascinating reassessment of the decisive campaign of the Wars of the Roses. Reconsiders Richard III as a soldier and Commander. Includes a detailed account of the Battle of Bosworth and incorporates the latest documentary and archaeological evidence. Bibliography and Index. Codice libro della libreria 30906
Descrizione libro Pen and Sword, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021844152596
Descrizione libro Pen and Sword, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011844152596
Descrizione libro Pen and Sword, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111844152596