King Richard III
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William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so renowned and respected that the time period in which he lived is often known as the Age of Shakespeare. Indeed, his genius is questioned only by those who doubt the authenticity of his authorship of timeless classics like Romeo and Juliet. As Ben Jonson once put it, "He was not of an age, but for all time.” No other writer, in English or in any other language, can rival the appeal that Shakespeare has enjoyed around the world, and nobody’s had a bigger influence.
Shakespeare’s King Richard III is about the famous king of England, Richard III, who was defeated and killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field during the War of the Roses in the 15th century. His defeat brought the Tudors to the throne, of which one would be the subject of another Shakespeare play, Henry VIII. This edition of Shakespeare’s King Richard III is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of history’s greatest playwright.