Richard, Duke of York is a man most frequently remembered by history as a pyromaniac who set England alight, his burning ambition and unquenchable desire for the throne igniting the Wars of the Roses. The son of a traitor who inherited a dukedom aged four and became the wealthiest man in England at thirteen, he rebelled against his king, bringing bloody civil war to England. Father to two kings and an ancestor of the Tudor dynasty, his legacy has long been written in blood.Matthew Lewis seeks to uncover the real man beneath the legend. This book will delve into the source material to peel back the layers of myth and uncover a complex man, who pushed the limits of the political establishment, who dared to fight back and who was forced to do the unimaginable. A complex man with unrivaled power and authority, this book will question the accepted image of Richard, who has been remembered as one whose ambition knew no bounds.Who was Richard, Duke of York? What drove the most powerful man in England to turn against his king? Was he a ruthless grasper or a selfless guardian?