The electronic Tippex floweth

It seems that a certain forum has now denied ever sharing an offensive cartoon of an eminent historian, despite the existence of communication about it. Cue the frantic scanning of three years’ output to remove any reference to it …

The Search for Ricardian Music

What is a “musical biography”? We know about operas, and their stagings as to certain persons from the past. But, what did composers write about Richard III? Turns out, it’s rather minimal. Why this is, I don’t know. Verdi wrote about past kings of Italy and about other political dynasties, although he was always careful… Continue reading The Search for Ricardian Music

Coldharbour, La Tour, Pulteney’s Inn, the Manor of the Rose….

Every Ricardian knows of Coldharbour, the great riverside mansion in the city of London that Richard III turned over to the College of Heralds in 1483, which was then kicked out again by Henry VII and given to his formidable mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort (I know she wasn’t known as that by then, but it’s… Continue reading Coldharbour, La Tour, Pulteney’s Inn, the Manor of the Rose….

Stephen Lark’s book on the Battle of Sedgemoor….

The Battle of Sedgemoor 1685 by Stephen Lark (Bretwalda Battles Book 19) [Kindle Edition] ASIN: B00TEAO11G Driving the M5 today, across the Somerset Levels, it is hard to imagine what the landscape used to be like, before rhynes and ditches drained much of the water. The rhynes were there in the 17th century, but they… Continue reading Stephen Lark’s book on the Battle of Sedgemoor….

Review of The Mythology of Richard III by John Ashdown-Hill

I have read several of JAH’s books and always find them thoroughly researched and informative. That’s not to say that I always agree with his conclusions, but mostly I do. His latest book concerns both the ancient myths surrounding his life, death and burial and more modern, newer myths which have begun since his remains… Continue reading Review of The Mythology of Richard III by John Ashdown-Hill

Richard3 – a comedic adaptation of Shakespeare….

Michael Miclon, left, as Richard III and Hannah Perry as Lady Ann. Contibuted photo THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS FROM: Centralmaine.com “Richard3″ film to show at Johnson Hall in Gardiner GARDINER — Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Water Street, will present “Richard3″ at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Tickets cost $6. The new film by Michael Miclon,… Continue reading Richard3 – a comedic adaptation of Shakespeare….

The exposure of Edward IV’s bigamy

We know from the resulting petition from the Three Estates that this followed the testimony of Robert Stillington, Bishop of Bath and Wells. So, if there was anything untoward about the process, how was this prelate rewarded by the new King? A list of Edward IV’s council members is attached to this post but it… Continue reading The exposure of Edward IV’s bigamy

Dr. Ashdown-Hill Frightens the Horses…er, Denialists

One of the strangest phenomena to come out of the events of almost three weeks ago has been the continual bashing of Dr. John Ashdown-Hill by the usual group of denialists who populate the underworld of Ricardian history and rehabilitation.  As we all know, Ashdown-Hill (along with other members of the Finding Richard project and… Continue reading Dr. Ashdown-Hill Frightens the Horses…er, Denialists

Poor Richard, wronged again, but SO thoughtfully….

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/my-unease-at-thanksgiving-paid-to-divisive-richard-iii-1-7203449 Can someone tell me why this person wanted to be at the cathedral in the first place? To sneer? To feel superior? To be solely and nobly responsible for representing the ‘silent majority’? If being ‘divisive’ warrants exclusion, there are a lot of other people, not only monarchs, who should be weeded out and… Continue reading Poor Richard, wronged again, but SO thoughtfully….