False, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence.

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Marcus Woodhouse
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False, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence.

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Micheal Hicks, 1992.
A summary and essentially the doctorate thesis of M. Hicks this is a study of the life of George Plantagent, Duke of Clarence (1449-1478), this is the fella who was drowned in a Malmsey butt according to Shakespear.
if you wish to understand how the Household and retinue of a major magnate during the WOTR opperated then you could do a lot worse than this, be warned though that it a very specailised book and that the information in it is difficult to fully digest in one reading.
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Yeah, that's a good brief synopsis Marcus. Did Geoffrey Richardson do something on Clarence?
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Don't think Mr Richardson wrote anything specific on Clarence as far as i remember, the ones I know of are

the hollow crowns- overview of the WotR
the Deceivers- the mystery and his solution to the princes in the tower story
the lordly ones- the nevilles
the popinjays- the woodvilles
A pride of bastards- a truely equisite piece on the Beauforts and their history

All excellent and very readable works, he also wrote a very good article on Francis Lovel for the Richard III society which is worth a look if you come across it.
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Yet more books to add to my will get around to reading pile.
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now have the book about the Nevilles, and hopefully soon the Woodvilles. Apparently the Richard III musuem can't even give them away.
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