IV Reading Lists for specific Ricardian topics

A. The Back to Basics Series — issues, personalities, and more. [This link opens in a new window.]
B. William Hastings — Execution
1. Attreed, Lorraine, Hanham Redivivus – A Salvage Operation, Ricardian, vol. 5, no. 65 (1979), pp. 41-50. A summary of the dating controversy.
2. Coleman, C.H.D., The Execution of Hastings, a neglected Source, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 53 (1980), pp. 244-247. Brings to light an unambiguous entry in the Black Book of the Exchequer.
2. Hanham, Alison, Richard III, Lord Hastings and the Historians, English Historical Review, vol. 87 (1972), pp. 233- 248. Revives Markham’s argument (see below), based on a passage in the Acts of Court of the Mercers’ Company, 1453-1527 (1936). [Search for it on AddAll]
4. Hanham, Richard III and His Early Historians, 1975, Oxford University Press. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
5. Hanham, Alison, Hastings Redivivus, English Historical Review, vol. 90 (1975), pp. 821-827.
6. Markham, Clements, Richard III: his Life and Character, 1906. The original argument for the date of 20 June for Hastings’ execution. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
7. Sutton, Anne and P.W. Hammond, The problems of dating and the dangers of redating: the Acts of Court of the Mercers Company of London 1453-1527, Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol. 6 (1978), pp. 87-91.
8. Thompson, J.A.F., Richard III and Lord Hastings: A Problematical Case Reviewed, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 48 (1975), pp. 22-30.
9. Wolfe, B.P., When and Why did Hastings lose his head?, English Historical Review, vol. 89 (1974), pp. 835- 844. Refutes Hanham’s arguments using building accounts from Kirby Muxloe.
10. Wolfe, B.P., Hastings Reinterred, English Historical Review, vol. 91 (1976), pp. 813-824.
C. The Deaths of Edward of Lancaster and Henry VI
1. Hammond, P.W., The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, 1990 (Appendix 2, Appendix 3). [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
2. White, W.J., The Death and Burial of Henry VI, A Review of the Facts and Theories, Part I, The Ricardian, vol. 6, 1982, pp. 70- 80.
D. The Disappearance of the Princes
1. Hammond, P.W. and W.J. White, The sons of Edward IV: A re- examination of the evidence on their deaths and on the bones in Westminster Abbey, in P.W. Hammond (ed.), Richard III: Loyalty, Lordship and Law (1986). [Search for it on AddAll]
2. Hicks, Michael, Did Edward V Outlive his Reign or Did He Outreign his Life, Ricardian, vol. VII, number 108 (1990), pp. 342-345.
3. Hicks, Michael, Richard III: The Man Behind the Myth, 1991.   [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
4. Jenkins, Elizabeth, The Princes in the Tower, 1978. Actually a history of the Wars of the Roses with some discussion of the Princes’ death. [Buy used from Amazon.com]
5. Leslau, Jack. Series of articles in the Ricardian supporting his hypothesis that the Princes survived the reign of Richard III and lived in the household of Sir Thomas More. Did the Sons of Edward IV Outlive Henry VII, vol. IV, no. 62 (1978), pp. 2-14; Did the Sons of Edward IV Outlive Henry VII: A Postscript, vol. V, no. 64 (1979), pp. 24-26; Did the Sons etc.: An Answer and a Rejoinder, vol. V, no. 64 (1979), pp. 55- 60.
6. Maurer, Helen, WHODUNIT: The suspects in the case, Loyaulte me lie: Ricardian Register, vol. 18, no. 3 (1983), pp. 4-27. A discussion of every possible candidate for committing the murder.
7. Maurer, Helen, Bones in the Tower: a discussion of time, place and circumstance, Parts I and II; Ricardian, vol. VII, No. 111 (1990), pp. 474-493 and vol. IX, No. 112 (1991), pp 2-22.
8. Molleson, Theya, Anne Mowbray and the Princes in the Tower: A Study in Identity, London Archaeologist, vol. 5, (1987), pp. 258-262.
9. Pollard, A.J. Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, 1991. 
10. Richmond, Colin, The Death of Edward V, Northern History, vol. 25 (1989), pp. 278-280. Suggests that Edward V’s death occurred three days before the official end of his reign.
11. Williamson, Audrey, The Murder of the Princes, 1978.
E. The Death of George of Clarence (and other Clarence scholarship)
1. Carpenter, Christine, The Duke of Clarence and the Midlands: A Study in the Interplay of Local and National Politics, Midland History, vol. 11, (1986), 23-48.
2. Carpenter, Christine, Locality and polity: A study of Warwickshire landed society, 1401-1499, 1992. [Search for it on AddAll]
3. Hicks, Michael, False, Fleeting, Purjur’d Clarence, 1980. [Search for it on AddAll]
4. Hicks, Michael, Restraint, Mediation and Private Justice: George Duke of Clarence as ‘Good Lord’, Journal of Legal History, vol. 4, (1983), pp. 56-71.
5. Lander, J.R., The Treason and Death of the Duke of Clarence: A Re-Interpretation, Canadian Journal of History, vol.2, (1967), pp. 1-28.
6. Sutton, Anne F., and Livia Visser-Fuchs, The Prophecy of G, The Ricardian, vol. 8, no. 110 (1990), pp. 449-450.
F. Pretenders — Lambert Simnel, Perkin Warbeck
1. Beeston, David, A Strange Accident of State: Henry VII and the Lambert Simnel Conspiracy, 1987.
2. Bennett, Michael, Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke, 1987. [Buy used from Amazon.com]
3. Gairdner, James, History of the Life and Reign of Richard III, 1898 (Appendix).
4. Kleyn, Diana, Richard of England, 1990. [Search for it on AddAll]
5. Potter, Jeremy, Pretenders, 1986. [Buy used from Amazon.com]
6. Roberts, David, The Battle of Stoke Field 1487, 1987. [Search for it on AddAll]
7. Roth, Cecil, Perkin Warbeck and His Jewish Master, Transactions of Jewish Historical Society of London, Vol. 9, 1920
8. Wroe, Anne. The Perfect Prince, 2003. [Buy from Amazon.com]
G. Lady Eleanor Talbot-Butler
1. Ashdown-Hill, John, Lady Eleanor Talbot’s Other Husband, The Ricardian, 2004
2. Ashdown-Hill, John, The Endowments of Lady Eleanor Talbot And Of Elizabeth Talbot, Duchess of Norfolk, At Corpus Christi College Cambridge, The Ricardian, 2004
3. Ashdown-Hill, John, Further Reflections on Lady Eleanor Talbot, The Ricardian, vol 11, no 144, March 1999.
4. Ashdown-Hill, John, The Inquistion post mortem of Eleanor Talbot, Lady Butler, The Ricardian vol. 12, no 159, December 2002.
5. Ashdown-Hill, John, Edward IV’s uncrowned queen, The Ricardian, Vol. 9, no 139, December 1997.
6. Murray, Barabara, A., Lady Eleanor Butler And John Crowne’s The Misey of Civil War. The Ricardian, 2004.
7. Smith, Muriel, Reflections on Lady Eleanor, The Ricardian, vol. 11, no 142, September 1998.
J. Printed and Online Bibliographies–There are several excellent printed bibliographies available on fifteenth-century history, and on Richard III in drama and literature. Here are some of the most significant:
1. Guth, DeLloyd J. Late Medieval England, 1377-1485. Cambridge University Press for the Conference on British Studies, 1976. [Search for it on AddAll]
2. Moore, James, Richard III: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland Publishing, 1986. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
3. Murph, Roxane C. Richard III: The Making of a Legend. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977 (reprinted 1984). Covers Richard III in fiction and nonfiction. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
4. Murph, Roxane C. The Wars of the Roses in fiction : an annotated bibliography, 1440-1994. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
5. Rosenthal, Joel. Late Medieval England (1377-1485): A Bibliography of Historical Scholarship, 1975-1989. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1994. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy from Amazon.com]
On-Line Bibliographies of Interest to Ricardians include: 
6. Godshalk et al., The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century History Play: A Working Bibliography, an extensive bibliography compiled for a graduate seminar in Shakespeare’s histories and 16th-17th century historiography. [Search for it on AddAll]
7. Michalove, Sharon, 15th Century Bibliography
8. Reeves, A. Compton, Late Medieval England [Search for it on AddAll]
K. Biographies of Important 15th Century Figures 
1. Baldwin, David. Elizabeth Woodville; mother of the princes in the Tower (2003). A re-evaluation of Elizabeth Woodville’s reputation and role as first Yorkist queen. [Buy from Amazon.com]
2. Chrimes, S.B. Henry VII (1972). This study emphasizes administrative and political aspects of Henry VII’s reign, with balanced comments about Richard III. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
3. Hicks, M.A. Anne Neville, Queen of Richard III (2006) [Buy from Amazon.com]
4. Hicks, M.A. Edward IV (2004) [Buy from Amazon.com]
5. Hicks, M.A. Edward V (2003). This biography repeats the familiar stereotype of Richard III as wicked uncle, supplementing that with thought-provoking discussion of Edward IV’s mistresses. [Buy from Amazon.com]
6. Hicks M.A. Warwick the Kingmaker (1998) [Buy from Amazon.com]
7. Kendall, P.M. Warwick the Kingmaker (1957 and subsequent reprints.) [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
8. Okerlund, Arlene. Elizabeth Wydeville: The Slandered Queen (2005) Latest biography of Edward IV’s queen. [Buy from Amazon.com]
9. Ross, Charles. Edward IV (1974). A scholarly evaluation of Edward IV’s character and reign. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
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10. Haswell, J., The Ardent Queen – Margaret of Anjou and the Lancastrian Heritage. (1976) [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
11. Johnson, P.A. Duke Richard of York, 1411-1460 (1988). This study gives a detailed description of Richard’s father’s financial and political problems. [ISBN 0198229461] [Search for it on AddAll or Buy from Amazon.com]
12. Jones, M.K., and Underwood, M.G. The King’s Mother; Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (1993). A re-evaluation of an exceptionally powerful and independent noblewoman’s actions and relationships. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy from Amazon.com]
13. Kendall, P.M. Louis XI (1971). Using new sources from Milanese archives, Kendall re-evaluated the reputation of the king who slandered Margaret of York and outwitted Edward IV. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]
14. Maurer, H.E. Margaret of Anjou; queenship and power in late medieval England (2003). A re-evaluation of Margaret of Anjou’s role in the Lancastrian-Yorkist conflict. [Buy from Amazon.com]
15. Pollard, A.J. John Talbot and the War in France 1427-1453 (2005) [Buy from Amazon.com]
16. Taylor, Aline S, Isabel of Burgundy, The Duchess who played Politics in the age of Joan of Arc 1397-1471. (2001) [Buy from Amazon.com]
17. Thomson, J.A.F., Bishop Lionel Woodville and Richard III, Institute of Historical Research Bulletin, Vol 59, (1986) pp 130-135.
18. Vaughan, R. Charles the Bold (1973). Reissued by the Boydell Press, Wood-bridge, Sussex, in 2002. The 4th volume in a series of biographies about the Burgundian dukes and their influence on 15th cent. European society. [Buy from Amazon.com]
19. Weightman, Christine. Margaret of York; duchess of Burgundy 1446-1503 (1989). A comparison of the rumors that Louis XI and Henry VII spread about Richard III’s sister, Margaret, suggests that the Tudor version of Richard III’s character and reign might be inaccurate. [Search for it on AddAll or Buy used from Amazon.com]