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

Richard III, Rasputin, Vlad the Impaler: One of these is not like the others

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who’s the most evil one of all? Has anyone else tried to read The Religious Life of Richard III: Piety & Prayer in the North of England by Jonathan Hughes? I knew going in that Hughes is openly anti-Richard; I didn’t know he’s anti-Richard with a vengeance. I’m reading the… Continue reading Richard III, Rasputin, Vlad the Impaler: One of these is not like the others

Book Review: The Battle Of Bosworth 1485 And The Burial Of King Richard Iii

by Wednesday McKenna (writing as Merlyn MacLeod) I just finished reading Stephen Lark’s The Battle of Bosworth & the Burial of King Richard III and found it a good read for anyone looking for a solid summary. Lark first summarizes the whole of Richard’s life, and then outlines the specific events leading up to his… Continue reading Book Review: The Battle Of Bosworth 1485 And The Burial Of King Richard Iii

Richard III’s finger

For anyone wondering whether Richard could have still formed hisletters if he’d lost digits or tips of fingers, let us begin with whatis required to write with a quill. This video: http://youtu.be/dqCBUHlPVBk features a Japanese calligrapher who, from about 1:00 minute to 3:00minutes, is writing in Gothic Litera Bastarda with a quill. (You won’tsee feathers;… Continue reading Richard III’s finger