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Richard III: a bad man — and even worse king

David Horspool’s biography provides a devastating indictment of the tyrannical murderer who lost his throne, his life and his dynasty

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

5 December 2015

9:00 AM

Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation David Horspool

Bloomsbury, pp.336, £20, ISBN: 9781472902993

When archaeologists unearthed the battered mortal remains of King Richard III beneath a council car park in Leicester in 2012, they not only made the historical find of the century (so far) but unleashed a veritable frenzy of media attention on a ruler already the most notorious in English history.

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