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Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes - Bertram Fields

Fields is an LA entertainment lawyer; not really the sort of person one would expect to write a Richard III history! He has approached the book - and the mystery of the princes in the tower - from a lawyerly point of view: looked at the evidence, examined the credibility of the witnesses (contemporary sources), had a bit of a go at the findings of other historians (a la cross examination), etc. He's particularly scathing of Alison Weir - one of Richard's most recent (and most condemning) biographers - for making unequivocal statements without any supporting evidence. All in all I found this a very readable treatment of this history, but of course I'm quite familiar with the basic story! I'm not sure how easy to follow it would be for readers who have no prior knowledge of the subject.