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Murph Roxane
Richard III: The Making of a Legend
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About the Author: Roxane C. Murph is immediate past chairman of the American Branch of the Richard III Society. She is also the author of The Wars of the Roses in Fiction (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995) and the editor of Richard and Anne: A Play in Two Acts by Maxwell Anderson (Jefferson NC and London: McFarland Publishing, 1995).

Notes [1] For the account which follows the author has relied heavily on Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall (New York: Doubleday, 1956). For other good surveys of the period see also The Fifteenth Century by E. F. Jacob (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961) and Richard the Third by James Gairdner (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1898). [2] Kendall, Richard III, p. 29.
[3] Ibid., pp. 29-31.
[4] Ibid., p. 34.
[5] Ibid., p. 36.
[6] Hearne's Fragment in Chronicles of the White Rose of York ed. by J. C. Giles(London: James Bohn, 1843), pp. 5-6.
[7] Kendall, Richard III, p. 37.
[8] Ibid., pp. 37-38.
[9] Ibid., p. 39.
[10] Ibid., pp. 39- 40.
[11] See the statements of two contemporaries, William Wyrcester andWhethamstede, as quoted in Chronicles of the White Rose of York, p. lxxx.
[12] Ibid., pp. lxxxi-lxxxii.
[13] Kendall, Richard III, p. 42.
[14] For the quote from Wyrcester, see Chronicles of the White Rose of York,p. lxxxiii.
[15] Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland, ed. and transl. by Henry T. Riley(London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854), pp. 421- 422.
[16] Kendall, Richard III, p. 44.
[17] Croyland Chronicle, p. 424.
[18] Ibid., pp. 425-426.
[19] Kendall, Richard III, p. 49.
[20] Ibid., p. 51.
[21] Ibid., p. 52.
[22] Ibid., pp. 55-56.
[23] Croyland Chronicle, pp. 439-440.
[24] Kendall, Richard III, pp. 58- 59.
[25] Croyland Chronicle, p. 445.
[26] Hearne's Fragment in Chronicles of the White Rose of York, p. 23.
[27] Ibid., p. 25.
[28] Kendall, Richard III, pp. 87- 88.
[29] Ibid., p. 89.
[30] Ibid., pp. 90- 91.
[31] Ibid., pp. 94- 95.
[32] Hearne's Fragment in Chronicles of the White Rose of York, pp. 26-27.
[33] Kendall, Richard III, p. 98.

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