Under the Hog: A Novel of Richard III

Patrick Carleton

fiction historical
emotional informative slow-paced

464 pages | first published 1973

England, 1471.

In a kingdom rent by civil strife Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined to keep the Royal House of York on the throne and bring peace to England.

His unswerving support of his brother, Edward IV, against the conspiracies of both their turncoat brother George, Duke of Clarence, and the powerful Lancastrian claimants, wins him many enemies.

And when fate destines him to take the throne, he is forced to quell the rebellions of Lord Rivers and the Duke of Buckingham before marching to meet Henry Tudor on the battlefield.

‘Under the Hog’ is a novel that vividly conjures up the rival passions of the Wars of the Roses and tells of Richard’s love for Lady Anne Neville, the daughter of his greatest enemy, the Earl of Warwick.

‘This is still one of the best novels on the life of Richard III’ The Richard III Society

Patrick Carleton often wrote unde the pen-name of Patrick Railton, publishing novels including Desirable Young Men, The Hawk and the Tree and Saturday to Monday during the 1930s. He served in the Second World War, but died of tuberculosis in 1942.

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