Monday, August 28, 2006

More about Richard...

One of the reasons he fascinates me so much is the way he has spurred debate for so many centuries. Certainly Shakespeare was at least partially responsible, not only villifying him but making him a physical monster as well. Still, even had old Will never written about him, I think the disappearance of the princes and the various theories surround the event would have remained a popular source of conjecture among historians.

What do you think?


Friday, August 25, 2006

Richard III

Yes, I'm a Ricardian. Well, ok, not a fanatical one. I do believe he holds some responsibility for the death of the young princes, but more because he neglected to safeguard them properly than because he directly ordered their deaths.

August 22 marked 601 years since Richard's death at the battle of Bosworth Field or Radmore Plain, an occasion marked solemnly by Ricardians around the world.

Want to learn more about Richard? Why not visit the following sites:

The Richard III Society
Canadian Branch of R3 Society
American Branch of R3 Society

If learning in a more informal manner is your thing, why not find a copy of Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne in Splendour - it's a great intro, though keep in mind, it is a work of fiction, so don't use it as a research source.

Purpose of this blog...

I LOVE history. I mean, really love history. Here I'm going to talk about different issues/people/events that fascinate me and give links and other reference sources.