Well, I wasn’t expecting Dockray Hall to be a pub, that’s for sure. In my mind, the name conjured a moated manor house in its own grounds. But looking at the photograph, the original medieval property is clear to see. Mind you, I think that if Richard really lived in all the places he is said to have occupied, he’d have needed to be older than thirty-two when he died. That’s even accounting for his time as Duke of Gloucester. Maybe he stayed in them for a while, but not actually lived. But such a historic building is bound to set the piggy banks rattling.
I’m put in mind of the monarchs who are said to have slept in a certain bed in a certain room. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Charles II…they can hardly ever have been awake!