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The Hours of Richard III (History)

Sutton, Anne F.; Fuchs, Livia Visser

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ISBN 10: 0750911840 / ISBN 13: 9780750911849
Published by Sutton Pub Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000
Condition: Good Soft cover
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0750911840 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Book The covers have light edge wear, there is a light scratch running the length of the front cover and there is a 2 inch crease on the front cover that has left a indent on the first 54 pages. The covers are lightly rubbed, and the spine is mildly creased. Bookseller Inventory # 022498

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Title: The Hours of Richard III (History)

Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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As a man's religious convictions can be considered fundamental to his character and behaviour, the nature of King Richard III's piety has been the subject of considerable debate. Much of this controversy has focused on the book of hours adopted by the king for his own private use following his coronation, and to which certain prayers, including that known as the "Prayer of Richard III", were added. This study explores the manuscript and the Prayer's text. The manuscript (now preserved in Lambeth Palace Library) was originally produced in London around 1420. The text shows the preoccupations of a devout man of the 15th century and its decoration puts it in the context of the development of London manuscript illumination of the period. Moreover, in this analysis of the manuscript, the authors offer an insight into the personality of Richard III, one of the most controversial figures in the history of medieval Britain.

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