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This month’s best historical books

The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

William Collins, £25, 352 pages, hardback

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Among the larger-than-life characters of the Tudor and Stuart periods, Henry Stuart is often relegated to a mere side player. Here, he gets a whole book dedicated to his story, and it’s certainly a tale worth telling. Son of James VI and I, Henry was also a key figure in his own right: he created a truly Renaissance court of scientists and thinkers, and worked to establish a permanent British presence in America. Yet, at the age of just 18, he was struck down by typhoid and died. What he packed into his brief life, and why it should be better remembered, are explored in this compelling, lively biography.

Henry commissioned water works for Richmond Palace’s gardens shortly before his death
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When news broke a couple of years back that the body of Richard III had been discovered under a car park in Leicester, hope sprang afresh that the truth about this most divisive of kings would finally be put to rest. But while the find offered many clues, we have much fact yet to separate from fiction. Who was the real Richard? Was he a murderous usurper, or has his reputation been tarnished in a classic case of the victors writing history? We get to the heart of the matter from page 30.
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