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The Richard III Society

Promoting research into the life and times of Richard III since 1924

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Richard III: Non-Fiction

Listed below is an extensive bibliography relating to Richard III, inevitably this is not exhaustive, but we believe all the major works are listed. New publications will be added as they become available, but if you feel we are missing an important text, please let our librarian know. Further details about the majority of these publications can be found in the Barton Library catalogues.

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Title Author/Editor Publisher Year
Documents relating to the Foundation and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Middleham in the Count of Yorkedited by Atthill, WilliamCamden Society1847
Richard III and the North of Englandedited by English, BarbaraUniversity of Hull Press/Lamparda Press1985
Richard III: A Medieval Kingshipedited by Gillingham, JohnCollins & Brown1994
British Library Harleian Manuscript 433
4 volumes. Reprinted in 1980, 1982 & 1983
edited by Hammond, P W, and Horrox, RosemaryRichard III Society1979
The Coronation of Richard III: the Extant Documentsedited by Hammond, P W, and Sutton, Anne FAlan Suttton/St Martin's Press1983
Richard III: Loyalty, Lordship & Lawedited by Hammond, P WRichard III & Yorkist History Trust with Paul Watkins2000
Grants, etc. from the Crown during the Reign of Edward the Fifth, from the original docket-book MS Harl 433 and two speeches for opening Parliament John Russell, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Chancelloredited by Nichols, John GoughCamden Society1844
Richard III: Crown & Peopleedited by Petrie, JamesSutton Publishing,1985
The North of England in the Age of Richard IIIedited by Pollard, A JSutton Publishing1996
The Crowland Chronicle Continuations 1459-1486edited by Pronay, Nicholas; Cox, Nicholas, and Cox, JohnRichard III and the Yorkist History Trust1986
The Crown and the Tower: the Legend of Richard IIIedited by Snyder, WilliamRichard III Society (American Branch)1981
History of King Richard the Third of EnglandAbbott, JacobHarper & Brothers1904
The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of his DNA: The Book that inspired the Dig
This is a revised edition of the 2010 publication.
Ashdown-Hill, JohnThe History Press2014
Richard IIIBaldwin, DavidAmberley Publishing2013
Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the PrincesBertram, Bertram FieldsSutton Publishing2006
The History of the Life and Reigne of Richard the ThirdBuck, George, edited by Kincaid, A.NAlan Sutton1979
Richard III: The Maligned KingCarson, AnnetteThe History Press2008
The Life and Times of Richard IIICheetham, AnthonyWeidenfeld & Nicholson1972
The Encomium of Richard IIICornwallis, Sir William (the younger), edited by Kincaid, A NTurner & Devereux1977
The Yorkists: The History of a Dynasty
Study of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III
Crawford, AnneHambledon Continuum2007
Richard III: A Royal EnigmaCunningham, SeanNational Archives2003
Richard III (A Reader in History)Dockray, KeithSutton Publishing,1987
Richard III: Myth and RealityDockray, KeithHeadstart History Publishing1992
Richard III (A Source Book)Dockray, KeithSutton Publishing1997
The Trial of Richard IIIDrewett, R, and Redhead, MarkSutton Publishing,1984
The Itinerary of King Richard III: 1483-1485Edwards, RhodaRichard III Society1983
History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third
Reprinted by Cedric Chivers Ltd in 1972
Gairdner, JamesCambridge University Press1898
Richard III and Buckingham's RebellionGill, LouiseSutton Publishing,1999
Richard IIIGriffiths, R AYale University Press1999
Richard III as Duke of Gloucester and King of England
2 vols. Reprinted by Alan Sutton, 1977
Halstead, Caroline1844
Richard III: The Road to BosworthHammond, P W, and Sutton, Anne FConstable1985
Richard III and the Bosworth CampaignHammond, PeterPen & Sword Military2010
The Legislation of Richard III
American Journal of Legal History - Volume 6 1962
Hanbury, H GAmerican Journal of Legal History1962
Richard III and the Murder in the TowerHancock, Peter AHistory Press2009
Richard III and his Early HistoriansHanham, AlisonOxford University Press1995
Richard III and his Rivals: Magnates and their Motives in the Wars of the RosesHicks, MichaelHambledown & London1991
Richard III: The Man Behind the MythHicks, MichaelCollins & Brown1992
Richard IIIHicks, MichaelTempus Publishing2003
Richard III and the Death of ChivalryHipshon, DavidHistory Press2009
Richard IIIHipshon, DavidRoutledge Historical Biographies2011
Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III (1768)
Reprinted by Alan Sutton, 1987 with introduction and notes P.W. Hammond.
Horace, WalpoleEP Publishing Ltd. /Rowman & Littlefield1974
Richard III: A Study of ServiceHorrox, RosemaryCambridge University Press1991
The Religious Life of Richard III: Piety and Prayer in the North of EnglandHughes, JonathanSutton Publishing1997
Memoirs of King Richard the Third and some of his Contemporaries
2 volumes.
Jesse, John HeneageFrancis P Harper1894
Richard the Third
Reprinted by Book Club Associates, 1973
Kendal, Paul MurrayGeorge Allen & Unwin1955 - 1968
Richard III: The Great DebateKendall, Paul Murray, and Kendall, GillianWW Norton & Co2002
The Betrayal of Richard III: an introduction to the controversyLamb, V.B, revised by Hammond P.WThe History Press2015
The Unpopular King: the Life and Times of Richard IIILegge, Alfred D.Ward & Downey1885
King Richard III: A ChronicleLindsay, PhilipIvor Nicholson & Watson Ltd.1933
On Some Bones in Westminster Abbey: a Defence of King Richard IIILindsay, PhilipCedric Chivers Ltd1969
The Usurpation of Richard IIIMancini, Dominic, edited by Armstrong, C A JAlan Sutton1984
King Richard III: his Life and Character reviewed in the Light of Recent ResearchMarkham, ClementsSmith, Elder & Co1968
The History of Richard III
Reprinted by Hesperus Press, 2004.
More, Sir ThomasYale University Press1976
Richard III: the Making of LegendMurph, Roxane CThe Scarecrow Press Inc1977
Richard IIIParker, Sir Michael JohnPitkin Guides1994
Richard III and the Princes in the TowerPollard, A JAlan Sutton1993
The Worlds of Richard IIIPollard, A JSutton Publishing2001
Good King Richard? An Assessment of Richard IIIPotter, JeremyConstable1983
The Deceivers: the Solution to the Murder of the Princes in the TowerRichardson, GeoffreyBaildon Books1997
Richard III
Reprinted by University of California Press, 1992; and Yale University Press, London, 1999
Ross, CharlesMethuen Publishing,1981
The Three Richards: Richard I, Richard II and Richard IIISaul, NigelHambledon and London2005
Richard III: England's Black Legend
Reprinted by Penguin Books, 1997
Seward, DesmondCountry Life Books1983
The Year of Three KingsSt Aubyn, GilesCollins1983
Richard Plantagenet and the County of Yorkshire 1472-1485
Typescript BA(Hons) Dissertation.
Staniland, Andrew CLeeds University1978
The Hours of Richard IIISutton, Anne F, and Visser-Fuchs, LiviaSutton Publishing1996
Richard III's Books, Ideal & Reality in the Life of a Medieval PrinceSutton, Anne F, and Visser-Fuchs, LiviaSutton Publishing1997
Richard III (Catalogue of the NPG Exhibition in 1973)Tudor-Craig, PamelaBoydell1997
Three Books of Polydore Vergil's English History comprising the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III (from an early translation)
Facsimile Reprint, 1968
Vergil, Polydore, edited by Ellis, Sir HenryCamden Society,1844
Rewriting History: the Portrayal of Richard III
Typescript BA Thesis.
Walters, GeraldineCheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education2000
The Princes in the TowerWeir, AlisonPimlico1993
Richard: the Young King to beWilkinson, JosephineAmberley Publishing2008
The Mystery of the Princes: An Investigation into a Supposed MurderWilliamson, AudreyAlan Sutton1981
Joan of Arc and Richard IIIWood, Charles TOxford1988
Finding Richard III: The Official Account of the Research & Reburial ProjectCarson, Annette (ed.), Ashdown-Hill, John, Johnson David & Langley Philippa.Imprimis Imprimatur2014
Bosworth 1485: The Battle That Transformed EnglandJones, MichaelPegasus2016
The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III’Langley, Philippa & Jones, MichaelJohn Murray2013
Richard III – a ruler and his reputationHorspool, DavidBloomsbury2015
Digging for Richard IIIPitts, MikeThames & Hudson2014
The Mythology of Richard IIIAshdown-Hill, JohnAmberley Publishing2015
The Bones of a King: Richard III RediscoveredKennedy, Maev & Foxhall, LinWiley Blackwell2015
Richard Duke of Gloucester as Lord Protector and High AdmiralCarson, AnnetteImprimis Imprimatur2015
Bosworth: the birth of the TudorsSkidmore, ChrisWeidenfeld and Nicolson2013
Richard III and East Angliaedited by Visser-Fuchs, L.Richard III Society2010
The World of Richard IIIDean, KristieAmberley Publishing2015

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