Here We Go A-Wafering

In Ricardian fiction, one can always depend on a banquet scene to feed the body and soul of devoted readers who defend the most maligned king in history.  Because medieval food was so colourful and robust, it is understandable that a wealth of  novels, stories and cookery books would emerge larded with roasted whale, fried… Continue reading Here We Go A-Wafering

Songs Richard may have enjoyed

      “Istanbul was Constantinople Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you’ve a date in Constantinople She’ll be waiting in Istanbul Even old New York was once New Amsterdam Why… Continue reading Songs Richard may have enjoyed

Adapting a famous painting to fit my own purposes….

I like to ‘create’ pictures with a Ricardian theme, but am not a gifted artist, and so I have been underhanded enough to ‘adapt’ the work of others. I do admit to doing this, and if I know the original artist/title, I say so. And I’m getting more adventurous as times goes one. My first efforts were really very… Continue reading Adapting a famous painting to fit my own purposes….

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The book Kendall could write today (3) – the “pre-contract” and

Or, more correctly, the “previous contract of marriage”. This is the other topic that has really moved on over the past sixty years. From a situation in which Lady Eleanor’s very existence was denied as late as twenty years ago, anyone who understands the subject and lays the evidence, including that of the cover-up, in… Continue reading The book Kendall could write today (3) – the “pre-contract” and

Review of LOYAULTE ME LIE by The Legendary Ten Seconds

Every so often something new, exciting and different comes along that makes me sit up attentively. From the first haunting notes of the flute on this wonderful album, you know you’re in for a treat. Given the name ‘folk-rock’, you might expect a blend of traditional English songs and instruments with the more modern sound… Continue reading Review of LOYAULTE ME LIE by The Legendary Ten Seconds

In the Midst of a Usurpation — A Knightly Summons & a Dog That Did Not Bark

While searching for something else related to Richard III, I happened to notice a few interesting details I hadn’t noticed before, pertaining to the chronology of events leading up to his taking the throne. (Please note that the items below are a partial chronology of events.) 1. Late May/early June 1483. Years later, Phillippe de… Continue reading In the Midst of a Usurpation — A Knightly Summons & a Dog That Did Not Bark