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Abstract

Before the Elizabethan age was over, and before Bacon magistrally fixed the traditional portrait of Henry VII with his History, the tradition was challenged and Richard III found a defender in Sir George Buck. Buck was Master of the Revels, but he also had antiquarian and scholarly interests. He was descended from a Yorkshire family that had lost its possessions for fighting on Richard’s side at Bosworth, so Buck had a motive for his work of piety. This describes it, for, though it is not a foolish work, in it Richard can do no wrong.

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Ancient History Scholarly Interest English History Mere Matter Fine Achievement 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    G. Buck, The History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third (ed. 1646), 11, 13, 20.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Horace Walpole, Works (ed. 1798), II, 107 foll.Google Scholar

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© A. L. Rowse 1966

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