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Under the hog,: An historical novel, (edition 1938)

by Patrick Carleton

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Title:Under the hog,: An historical novel,
Authors:Patrick Carleton
Info:E.P. Dutton & co, inc (1938), Hardcover
Collections:Your library
Tags:historical fiction, wars of the roses

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Under the Hog : A Novel of Richard III by Patrick Carleton



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A wonderful fictional account of the so called Wars of the Roses, the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster.
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  Welsh_eileen2 | Jan 23, 2016 |
This novel tells the story of the Yorkist dynasty, beginning in 1470 with the Earl of Warwick and George, Duke of Clarence petitioning money to overthrow Edward IV, and ends with Richard III's death at Bosworth. It is told episodically, and while it is always in the third person, the novel focuses on different characters at different times, sometimes shifting to the point of view of the character and sometimes as omniscient author. The episodic technique diminishes the narrative flow somewhat, but the individual episodes are very vivid and sometimes gripping. Despite the title, which alludes to an insulting rhyme about Richard III, he is not always the focus of the book. He only gradually moves to the center of the book as he grows older and more powerful. On the continuum of Traditionalists, who regard Richard III as evil, and Richardians, who regard him as good, this book falls somewhere in the middle, presenting Richard as a basic good human being who sometimes makes bad decisions. The book is none too complimentary to Edward IV, who comes across as someone who mostly wasted his vast potential. Well worth reading for fans of historical fiction, especially those interested in the Yorkists and the Wars of the Roses. There are some very good reviews on Amazon.com. ( )
  juglicerr | Aug 9, 2011 |
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The title of this novel of King Richard III is derived from a contemporary rhyme criticizing the king, which uses his emblem (a white boar) and those of three top courtiers:  "The Catte, the Ratte and Lovell our dogge rulyth all Englande under an hogge."

This is the story of the Yorkist dynasty from 1470, when the Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Clarence turned to Louis XI of France to finance an attempt to replace Edward IV on the throne of England, until Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth.
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