The Third Plantagenet -

The Third Plantagenet

George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III's Brother



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Paperback edition of the first full biography of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Richard III and Edward IV 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 by his brothers. But was he for York or Lancaster? Who was really responsible for his execution? Is the story of his drowning in a barrel of wine really true? And was 'false, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence' in some ways the role model behind the sixteenth-century defamation of Richard III? Finally, where was he buried and what became of his body? Can the DNA used recently to test the remains of his younger brother, Richard III, also reveal the truth about the supposed 'Clarence bones' in Tewkesbury? John Ashdown Hill exposes the myths surrounding this pivotal and central Plantagenet, with remarkable results AUTHOR: John Ashdown Hill is a freelance historian with a PhD in history. He regularly gives talks, and has achieved an excellent reputation in late medieval history. There is currently a project for a Channel Four TV documentary, based upon John's DNA research and his History Press book 'The Last Days of Richard III', and John has been heavily involved in the DNA testing of Richard III's remains. John has had numerous historical research articles published and has written Eleanor, the Secret Queen, Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn' and 'The Last Days of Richard III' (all THP), and 'Royal Marriage Secrets' (THP 2013). SELLING POINTS: Examines his pivotal role in the dynastic struggle, the Wars of the Roses. Was he really York or Lancaster? Looks at the recent drive to test what are thought to be his bones in Tewkesbury Abbey using Richard III's DNA Remembered as the character in William Shakespeare's play Richard III who was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine. Is there truth in this story? 40 b/w images

Product code: 9780750964838

ISBN 9780750964838
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 228
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Less well-known than his brothers, Edward IV and Richard III, little has been written about George, Duke of Clarence, leaving us with a series of unanswered questions: What was he really like?