Please join me in congratulating Patricia J. Collins on the release of her newest nonfiction book, Richard III: Return of the King. I was privileged to work on a copyedit with Patricia. The discovery and identification of Richard's skeleton has revived interest in this controversial king, and Patricia's book presents a concise, simple overview of the biggest questions surrounding Richard's life. Here's the book description:
• What did he really look like?
• Did he poison his wife so he could marry his niece?
• Did he murder his nephews, the Princes in the Tower?
• What led to his death and what happened to his body?
Richard III’s physical appearance has defined his reputation to this day: According to chroniclers writing under the reign of the Tudors, he was a misshapen monster whose villainy was reflected in his deformity. Richard’s supporters have refuted this claim. But Richard's skeleton has yielded a dramatic piece of evidence: the king really did have a severe spinal curvature which may have given him uneven shoulders. So it turns out not everything written by Tudor historians is mere propaganda . . .
Somewhere in between the hunchbacked, power-mad villain from Shakespeare’s play and the paragon of virtue some of his supporters portray him to be is a real man, and we will attempt to objectively uncover him in this book, presenting facts from primary sources rather than reflecting the author’s personal opinion of Richard III.
Richard III: Return of the King is available now in ebook format on Amazon and Amazon UK for $2.99.
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