'Fresh, gripping and vivid' Simon Sebag Montefiore
'Exhaustively researched and scrupulously even-handed' David Starkey
'A portrait that chills you to the bone' Leanda de Lisle, The Times
A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty for most of his early life, Richard's personality was forged in the tribulation of exile and the brutality of combat. An ambitious nobleman and successful general with a loyal following, he could claim to have achieved every ambition in life except one: the crown.
By stripping back the legends that surround England's most controversial king and returning to original manuscript evidence, Chris Skidmore's compelling biography reveals Richard III as contemporaries saw him.