The Broken Sword Author:Rhoda Edwards What will men say of him" was the question asked following the great battle fought on Bosworth Field. They would say what they had said of Richard III while he lived-and worse. That he was a tyrant, usurper of his nephew's throne, murderer, hunchback; that he was adored by the Princess Elizabeth of York in ways suitable neither for a princess no... more »r a niece; that his queen and wife, Anne, loved him with a passion rare in royal marriages; that he was hated by his enemies with a passion equally rare in any reign; that he was a heroic warrior, dynamic leader, regicide, and bloodthirsty despot. History and his own age have not been kind to the man who was one of England's great enigmatic kings and whose image even today is surrounded by mystery.
This is a tale of love, courtly splendor, rebellion, and royal tragedy at whose center stands the last Plantagenet ruler, a prince who may be the most misrepresented ever to have worn a crown.« less