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  • The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNAby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard?s last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover a new Richard: no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own agenda.It also re-examines the aftermath... more...

  • The Secret Queenby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the 'Princes in the Tower'). The crown therefore passed to Edward's undoubtedly legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But Richard, too, found himself entangled in the web of uncertainly, since those... more...

  • Royal Marriage Secretsby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    With a new royal baby we witness fundamental changes in the succession laws, but then rules governing the royal weddings and the succession to the throne have always been shifting. So what is MARRIAGE and who decides? What special rules govern ROYAL MARRIAGE and when did they come into force? How have royal marriages affected history? Were the ?Princes... more...

  • The Third Plantagenetby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Less well-known than his brothers, Edward IV and Richard III, little has been written about George, Duke of Clarence and we are faced with a series of questions. Where was he born? What was he really like? Was it his unpredictable behaviour that set him against his brother Edward IV? George played a central role in the Wars of the Roses played out... more...

  • Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn'by John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    In 1455 John Howard was an untitled and relatively obscure Suffolk gentleman. Thirty years later, at the time of his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, he was Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Admiral and a very rich man (and his direct descendant is Duke of Norfolk today). How had Howard attained these elevations? Through his service to the... more...

  • The Dublin Kingby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A year after Richard III?s death, a boy claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared as if from nowhere, claiming to be Richard III?sheir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy was crowned in Dublin Cathedral, despite the Tudor government insisting that his real name was Lambert Simnel and that he was a mere pretender... more...

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