Richard III Research and Discussion Archive

Richard III Books - Fiction

Following our successful poll on the most influential factual books on Richard and his times we conducted one on the works of fiction which have most influenced us. Perhaps unsurprisingly the oldies were the goldies, even despite the upsurge of fiction since the re-burial in 2015.

The results were as follows:.

First Place:

The Daughter of Time Josephine Tey

Second Place:

We Speak No Treason Rosemary Hawley Jarman

Joint Third Place:

The Sunne In Splendour Sharon Penman
Some Touch of Pity Rhoda Edwards

Fourth Place:

Fortune's Wheel Rhoda Edwards

Joint Fifth Place:

The Court of the Midnight King Freda Warrington
Under the Hog Patrick Carleton

Others Shortlisted Included:

A Trail of Blood Jeremy Potter

The Adventures of Alianore Audley Brian Wainwright

Death be Pardoner to Me Dorothy Davies

The King's Grey Mare Rosemary Hawley Jarman

The White Queen Lesley J Nickell

The Virgin Widow Anne O'Brien

Dickon Marjorie Bowen

The Seventh Son Reay Tannahill

Treason Meredith Whitford