Medieval Warfare reviews The Last Days of Richard III

Review by Ian Brandt

Excerpt from Medieval Warfare

The book is well researched and a very readable 'page turner'. It contains a copious amount of facts and new information that will satisfy both the newcomer and the expert alike, and it should be an important addition to the library of everyone interested in this particular English King, regardless of their own personal view of his character. On this last point, it should be stated that, although Mr. Ashdown-Hill's Ricardian credentials are well known, his book tries to provide a balanced perspective on Richard III, and he does take the time to dispel many of the more outlandish myths surrounding Richard and his successor, Henry VII, perpetuated to this day by Ricardians and non-Ricardians alike.