After sales of over 10,000 for the print editions, Annette Carson’s acclaimed revisionist analysis of Richard III’s reign goes digital. Carson was a founding member of ‘Looking For Richard’, the project that identified the site of his grave and arranged its excavation. She had already flagged up its probable location in this book’s first edition in 2008 – described by project leader Philippa Langley as ‘the first book I had read to make this claim.’
In fact The Maligned King was the first widely read book to discuss a host of little-known aspects of Richard’s life and times, unafraid to raise controversial questions and investigate areas where conventional historians fear to tread. Carson brought to general knowledge a frank analysis of witchcraft in England; the story (and full-colour portrait) of Richard’s second queen-to-be; the argument that his nephews, the princes commonly held to have met their death in the Tower, were more likely to have been sent abroad; and THE most comprehensive in-depth examination of facts known about the Westminster bones commonly thought to be theirs. Carson continues to work on new Ricardian research, so this edition is updated with new insights readers will not find elsewhere.