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Richard III: Fiction and Non-Fiction

JaneConsumer
The list author says: "Shakespeare's Richard III was a villian. Josephine Tey's Richard III was kindly, innocent of the alleged crime of murder of his nephews. Even contemporary historians disagree. Was he villian or victim?"
Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library)
"Shakespeare's Richard III was a fictional exaggeration of contemporary historical accounts of the man and his reign."
The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time
"Tey took historians to task for not examining the mystery of the disappearance of the princes as any worthy detective would a crime - by examining the evidence. Tey is sympathetic toward Richard III and, perhaps, as equally biased as those who are unsympathetic."
The Life and Times of Richard III (Life & Times Series)
The Life and Times of Richard III (Life & Times Series)
"Immensely readable, balanced introduction to the life and times of Richard III."
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
"Beautifully illustrated examination of the disappearance of Richard III's nephews, Edward and Richard."
Good King Richard?: An Account of Richard III and His Reputation (Biography & Memoirs)
Good King Richard?: An Account of Richard III and His Reputation (Biography & Memoirs)
"Ricardian (pro-Richard) biography."
Wars of the Roses: Peace and Conflict in 15th Century England
Wars of the Roses: Peace and Conflict in 15th Century England
"Gillingham's assessment of Richard III is in line with the traditionalist viewpoint. He does a good job of explaining what evidence is available and why he relies on it. The book is also a good study on the Wars of the Roses."
The Sunne in Splendour
The Sunne in Splendour
"A thorough fictional Ricardian account of the life and times of Richard III. Penman's historical fiction is superb - very well written and accurate."
The Rose of York: Love &  War
The Rose of York: Love & War
"A highly-romanticized, fictional Ricardian account. The first book in a trilogy."
Under the hog,: An historical novel,
Under the hog,: An historical novel,
"One of the first sympathetic fictional accounts of Richard III's life."
The Murders of Richard III
The Murders of Richard III
"Not one of Elizabeth Peter's better novels. A light read."
To prove a villain
To prove a villain
"According to THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITING, Townsend's book, which is also fiction, attempts to debunk the theories proposed by Josephine Tey in THE DAUGHTER OF TIME. In other words, it suggests that Richard is guilty."
The Princes in the Tower
The Princes in the Tower
"Traditionalist examination of the disappearance of Richard III's nephews, which has been greatly criticized by Ricardians."
Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel
Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel
"What if the princes in the tower lived? Such is the supposition behind this highly imaginative story, which takes place during the reign of Henry VIII. It centers around the family of Sir Thomas More."
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
"The first in a series dubbed THE MORLAND DYNASTY, this story unfolds against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses. The author outlines pro-Richardian history."
Richard the Third
Richard the Third
"Objective authoritative assessment of the man and his times. The best biography of Richard III that I've read."
A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses (Brief Histories)
A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses (Brief Histories)
"Examines the conflict through the experiences of 5 people - William Hastings, John DeVere, Margaret Beaufort, John Morton and Jane Shore."
The Seventh Son
The Seventh Son
"A biographical historical novel that portrays Richard III as neither villain nor saint, but as a man with faults."
Broken Sword
Broken Sword
"A novel on the reign of Richard III, covering the years 1483-1485."
Fortune's wheel
Fortune's wheel
"A biographical novel of Richard III by the author of Broken Sword. This one covers the years 1468 to 1472."
Crown of Roses
Crown of Roses
"A novel about Richard III, starting in about 1464 and ending shortly after the Battle of Bosworth. Realistic character portrayal."
The White Rose
The White Rose
"Covers the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III."