a real man who
"harboured dreams, desires, fears, insecurities, love and hated as any real person today"
P A Johnson in his 1988 biography of the duke writes he turned from politics to violence, but I ask what other option was
there, all the talking had been done.
York was a man who was prepared to stand up and fight for what he believed in, a man loyal to his king but who had
been pushed too far, he was not, as he has been called,
‘the most successful failure of the middle ages.’
Richard, Duke of York did not deserve to end up wearing a paper crown.
Matthew Lewis's Richard Duke of York: King by Right is available here: