A New Treasure!!
I know, I know. what the heck am I doing in posting now, when we all know this will also be on tomorrow's Stacking the Shelves list?! But I could not wait to rejoice in this one finally arriving. I ordered it back in May when my mom gave me an Amazon gift card for Mother's Day and got some books I had been wanting for a long time. The others arrived much earlier, but this one was only just released in the US and now it is
MINE ALL MINE!
As you can tell, I am quite excited to read it. Matthew Lewis is an excellent historian and I enjoyed his book on Henry III entitled Henry III: The Son of Magna Carta. I have his book Richard, Duke of York: King by Right on my shelf waiting for me. (I'm telling ya, seriously, take advantage of Amberley's awesome sales when the entire site is 25-30% off. Shipping to the US is $15 flat.)
I am generally of the mindset that Richard III had his nephews murdered, but I am also quite interested when good quality historians* pen an argument for the opposite view. Lewis may loosely identify himself as a Ricardian, but I know I can expect his work to be thorough and unbiased.
So what do you think - who had the boys killed. Richard III, Henry VII, or someone else? Or, do you think it is possible one/both escaped and lived out their lives under assumed names? Let's chat about it!
*"Good quality historians" meaning those who are unbiased and after only the facts. They do not blather about on national television, seemingly IN LOVE with Richard and sobbing uncontrollably when it was confirmed he did, in fact, have a curvature of the spine. Not naming any names, but seriously woman, get a grip.