Artist Hans Holbein is summoned to the house of Sir Thomas More to receive the commission of a lifetime. He will leave with a secret that could cost him his life. He will learn the truth about the life of King Richard III, the man that the Tudor dynasty has been at great pains to villify. From his return from exile with his brother, King Edward IV, to his rise to become the king's most loyal, most trusted, and most powerful subject. From his flourishing personal life to his seizure of the throne from his nephew.
I have enjoyed this book immensely.Richard emerges as brave and loyal man not without faults,he has a temper and can be impatient but always loyal to his family and his close friends.Listening to the battle scenes I felt as if I was there, sharing in Richard's fear in his first battle as young man then the sadness in the final battle at Bosworth.I enjoyed the tender moments between him and Ann and his conversation with his baby son Edward in the church just after his birth.I like this Richard not perfect but a man of his time who tried always to do his best.Matthew I think offers varying ideas about the fate of the Princes,all of them creditable.Finally praise to the narrator who helped to bring Richard alive.I would love to see this transformed into a drama ,and why not.
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