Richard III (Makers of History series)


Read by Cate Barratt

(4.5 stars; 90 reviews)

Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt) (4 hr 59 min)

Chapters

01 - Richard's Mother 16:21 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - Richard's Father 21:04 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - The Childhood of Richard III 9:23 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - Accession of Edward IV, Richard's Elder Brother 22:14 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - Warwick, the King-Maker 26:36 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - The Downfall of York 19:07 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - The Downfall of Lancaster 21:06 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - Richard's Marriage 16:07 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - End of the Reign of Edward 25:34 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Richard and Edward V 11:30 Read by Cate Barratt
11 - Taking Sanctuary 13:50 Read by Cate Barratt
12 - Richard Lord Protector 20:55 Read by Cate Barratt
13 - Proclaimed King 20:58 Read by Cate Barratt
14 - The Coronation 11:06 Read by Cate Barratt
15 - Fate of the Princes 10:42 Read by Cate Barratt
16 - Domestic Troubles 17:52 Read by Cate Barratt
17 - The Field of Bosworth 14:59 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

Jacob Abbott Masterpiece


(5 stars)

Very insightful. Actually gives readers opportunities to view Richard III as the protagonist in his more human moments.

More Tudor propoganda


(1 stars)

The author should review the arguments of Ricardians and not just accept Tudor propoganda at face value.

Great reading


(4 stars)

Not as colorful as Cleopatra, Caesar or Alexander but still interesting. Excellent reading and recording.

Great reading


(3.5 stars)

Fairly good book. Yes, he was certainly treacherous considering he wasn't even British, but French.

Bringing history alive.


(4 stars)

A story that could not be made up, full of intrigue and action.

Good book, good reader


(5 stars)

Good stuff, the most interesting years in English + Welsh royalty

Too fast, sounds gaspy.


(3 stars)

I feel sorry, but it's hard to follow as is.

Enjoyable


(4.5 stars)

Glad I didn't live during those days as a "commoner".