'...this will I think now become the biography of choice on Richard and justifiably so.' – Richard Brown, The Historical Association
'Many writers aspire to be impartial but at every twist and turn of Richard's story traditionalists twist the dagger. This does not happen here. Hipshon rejects Charles Ross' view that he was a child of his time but treats Richard as a human being.' –– Wendy Moorhen, The Ricardian
'This new biography is a commendable addition to the studies of King Richard. The author is not intentionally a partisan in the Ricardian debate, but rather moves steadily through Richard's life, explaining in considerable detail the context of events and the basis for conclusions reached ... The final chapter, on Richard's posthumous reputation, provides good insight into centuries of disagreement about King Richard ... Recommended.' - CHOICE
The book is written in an accessible style and...delivers a moderate depiction of the king, neither exonerating or vilifying him.' - James Ross, The Historian
About the Author
David Hipshon is Assistant Head at St James Independent School in Ashford, Surrey. He has published articles in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, BBC History and History
Review, and gives many public lectures on Medieval themes.