Loyalty Binds Me
Richard III remains one of the most controversial figures in English history. This biography explores the way childhood vicissitudes shaped his world-view: his father was executed and the family exiled, and then his brother Edward seized the throne and made Richard a prince at the age of ten. Returning to primary sources and carefully sifting all the available evidence, Matthew Lewis pares away the myth of a stereotypical villain to present a real man living in dangerous times.
Richard, Duke of York
King by Right
Inheriting his dukedom at the age of four, Richard, 3rd Duke of York, became the wealthiest man in England at 13 and later rebelled against his king. Although remembered as the man who ignited the Wars of the Roses, the Duke has been largely eclipsed by his sons, Edward IV and Richard III. Lewis's biography challenges the myth of the Duke as a man of insatiable ambition who dragged a nation into civil war, and reveals a family man, yet one with unparalleled power and responsibilities.