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The Seventh Son by Reay Tannahill

The Seventh Son

by Reay Tannahill

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Richard III was one of the most alluring villains of all time. But the truth wasn't quite like that. Richard's story is told from the viewpoints of his friend, Francis Lovell, his two most devoted enemies, Edward VI's queen and Henry's VII's mother, and Richard III himself.



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Very realistic book about Rickhard III. He was trying to do the right thing but was cabable of being ruthless when needed. I really liked how relationship between Rickhard and Anne Neville is portrayed. ( )
  Elysianfield | Mar 30, 2013 |
I agree with Rivercassini, I got this book out, also because i wanted to read about Richard the III, whom so many have slandered, and i'm afraid i couldn't get into it. Nothing happened to interest me, and i didn't like the way the characters were displayed.

I returned it to the library rather quickly i'm afraid and am rather disapointed with it. ( )
  Fleur-De-Lis | Jul 4, 2006 |
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A family saga in the grand tradition, a tale of brother against brother, cousin against cousin, of love, hate and intrigue, of women inescapably entangled in the fates of their men, and of a mystery that has exercised people's minds for more than five hundred years. At the heart of it all is the dangerous, complex human being known to history as Richard III, in his private life cool and sardonic, marrying for gain but learning to love, capable of inspiring great loyalty, and discovering too late that he can be ruled by emotions he is scarcely aware of possessing; in his public life, bold, competent and tireless in pursuit of profit and power, making enemies more easily than friends, and himself in the end falling victim to the most devoted of those enemies - the mother of the king who is to succeed him, Henry VII. Here, in all its vivid colour, its rich and absorbing detail, is the story of an extended family in mediaeval England. Here, too, is tragedy. For centuries, Richard has been held guilty of murdering the Princes in the Tower. This novel offers a less conventional solution.
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