I confess I was a little dismayed to hear the Blue Boar described as a “coaching inn”. Really? In 1485? I hoped this wasn’t a portent of what was to come. But as the talk progressed it became more and more interesting, albeit without Philippa Langley being given a name on the mugshots of all the people involved. Good job we know what she looks like. Indeed, to me it looked as if her picture had been added as an afterthought.
The implication about Richard’s hasty burial in Greyfriars is that the monks wished to have him safely interred before Henry Tudor’s men came to haul him off to London. I don’t know if that’s true. I hope so, as I’d loathe Tudor even more if he’d proceeded to further mistreat Richard. Heaven alone knows what further humiliations would have been visited upon the dead king in a capital now take over by his usurper.
Anyway, this talk is well worth a watch.