Dickon by Marjorie Bowen


Dickon – a 1929 novel by Marjorie Bowen about King Richard III of England.
It was one of many historical fiction works she wrote in her life.


Dickon – a 1929 novel by Marjorie Bowen about King Richard III of England.

Dickon – a story of conflict, violence and heartache. From his lonely childhood, to happier moments with Anne and the glory of victory, to his fateful death on Bosworth Field. The life of Richard III written in the blood of those he most loved.

Richard III – England’s most controversial king. Some believe him to be a sinister murderer and others believe he is one of England’s most patriotic monarchs.

In this fantastic piece of historical fiction, Marjorie Bowen delves into the childhood of Richard Plantagenet and reveals a moving tale.

Richard shocked by the tragic loss of his father and his older brother at the Battle of Wakefieldю He and his elder brother George, later Duke of Clarence, are forced to flee the House of York to the Low Countries.

Here he overhears the gory details of the murders which have dealt him such a devastating blow. Him visited by strange visions of a devil.

These haunting manifestations stay with him. He returns to England following the defeat of the Lancastrians.

His eldest brother is crowned he trains as a knight and learns skills he later puts to the test as King of England.

Despite his growing sense of foreboding, Richard becomes a powerful and honourable ruler who struggles valiantly to ensure peace in England, offering leniency and mercy to some of the traitors brought before him.

But he – shocked. Richard Warwick, his cousin, nicknamed “Kingmaker”, betrays him in his hour of need. George Clarence, his beloved brother, seduced into treachery by his own lust for power. A web of dynastic plots and treason trouble him.

He learns that the women surrounding him would sooner become nuns than witness more violence in the name of war and he tries to shield Anne Neville, his devoted wife, from his vicious enemies. But will his efforts be in vain?


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