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by Robert Farrington

  • Author: Robert Farrington
  • ISBN: 0722134592
  • ISBN13: 978-0722134597
  • ePub: 1631 kb | FB2: 1570 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (1972)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 884
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The Killing of Richard III ePub download

Book by Farrington, Robert. Richard III has been presented by Tudor propaganda as a monster and tyrant, and the murderer of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower.

Book by Farrington, Robert. This book begins a few weeks before the end of Edward IV's reign and ends at the battle of Bosworth. For any reader who was not already aware that the cause for which Henry Morane was working died with his King at that battle, the title of the book rather gives it away.

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Kidnap, murder, slander and a legend unearthed. 1483: King Edward IV dies, leaving two innocent young princes in line to the throne. Shortly after, the princes vanish, and storm clouds begin to gather around the newly crowned King Richard III. Fighter, philanderer and royal spy Henry Morane is tasked with investigating the princes’ disappearance, the attempted kidnap of the exiled Lancastrian leader Henry Tudor and the hunting out of traitors amid Richard’s supporters.

Partisans of Richard III, riding high on The White Boar (1968), A Trail of Blood (p. 28) and We Speak No Treason . After Richard is killed, Morane is spared by a minion of Henry VII and there is a hint of more of his adventures to come. 28) and We Speak No Treason (p. 765) may amble through this one, for although 'Dickon' appears now and then, he is handed his clean slate early on (Buckingham's the one), and the story centers on the spying and hellfire adventures of Henry Morane, Privy Clerk to the King's Secretary.

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Robert Farrington died in 1994 and so, sadly, did not live to hear about the discovery of Richard III's body. If a jaundiced eye is run over ' The Killing of Richard III' it could be said that it is light weight, and lacking gravitas. This reissue is dedicated to his memory by his daughters, Vanessa and Rosalind. Country of Publication. However, for Richard Farrington's ability to conjure in the reader an empathy and even romantic nostalgia for the plight of King Richard, as against the post Bosworth justificatory vilifications of HRH Richard III, I find I can compare Farrington to James Clavell, whose 'Shogun' achieved that same outcome for the Japanese.

A historical novel. 1483: King Edward IV dies, leaving two innocent young princes in line to the throne. But when scandal and conspiracy explodes around their claim, Richard of Gloucester is proclaimed king. Shortly after, the princes vanish, and storm clouds begin to gather around the newly crowned King Richard III. Fighter, philanderer, and royal spy Henry Morane is tasked with investigating the princes' disappearance, the attempted kidnap of the exiled Lancastrian leader Henry Tudor and the hunting out of traitors amid Richard's supporters. And at the bloody battle of Bosworth Field, King Richard and Henry Morane will face a fatal trial that will dictate the path of history. With the mystery of C.J. Sansom and the epic adventure of Bernard Cornwell, this thrilling novel brings to life King Richard III as we now know him.
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3.5 stars

When Henry Morane, chief clerk to the King's Secretary, finds out he's mistress is also William Stanley's mistress, he's in for a trouble. Even more so when Alice slips information about rebellion that is going to happen. After attempted murder the king sends him to Brittany to capture Henry Tudor. He fails but will notice he's life is intervened with the king.

The book started little slow and at first I was wondering where this was leading but it picked up towards the end.

I liked Morane and his humour and I was interested to see what will happen to him. He fought at Tewkesbury and remained loyal to the Yorkist cause and to Richard III during everything that happened.
After Stanley's men tried to kill him, he was found and saved by woman named Matilda. I wasn't huge fan of Matilda by herself and she was little annoying but I loved to see Matilda and Morane together. Their relationship and bickering was so much fun to read. Matilda could use a knife and kill but would suddenly just cry and sob and at times I just wanted to shake her. But she wouldn't do anything just because Morane told her to and I liked her for it.

I liked how Richard III was portrayed but it took some getting used to how Francis Lovell was. He wasn't evil but not exactly likeable either. I found it odd how everyone was calling the king as Dickon. Not to his face but when talking someone they kept calling him Dickon. I can be wrong but I didn't think calling someone by nickname was that common back then?
I thought the idea that Elizabeth Woodville and Jane Shore were in good terms was interesting one.

"They were on good terms, those two, the Queen and the royal mistress, although they rarely lost the opportunity of sinking their barbs into each other."
Pg. 1

I've never come across that anyone has suggested that but it was an interesting notion.

The book ends just after the battle of Bosworth Field where also Henry Morane fought and trying not to tell too much but I thought the book stopped too soon after the battle.
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Entertaining if rather anachronistic adventure novel about a clerk who worked as a spy for Richard III.

The hero, Henry Morane, a fictional character, is chief clerk to John Kendall, a real historical figure who was Secretary to King Edward IV, and held the same position under Richard Duke of Gloucester when he was first Lord Protector and then King Richard III. Morane becomes involved in spying for the King on the intrigues and plots of treacherous barons such as Sir William Stanley and of the King's tudor rival, Henry.

Effectively Morane is a sort of 15th century Yorkist James Bond.

The book contains a large amount of historical detail, some true, some speculation, usually described in an entertaining and accessible way.

Richard III has been presented by Tudor propaganda as a monster and tyrant, and the murderer of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Henry Morane is clearly devoted to him and does not share that view, part of the story being around his attempts to discover and bring to justice the real murderers.

This book begins a few weeks before the end of Edward IV's reign and ends at the battle of Bosworth. For any reader who was not already aware that the cause for which Henry Morane was working died with his King at that battle, the title of the book rather gives it away. However, you read with interest to see what will happen to Morane himself.

All in all this is an entertaining book, but perhaps not one to be taken too seriously.
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