Ask many Ricardians how they got their first glimpse of a non-Shakespearean Richard III, and many will tell you it was one of two novels—Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey or The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman. Sadly, on January 22, Sharon Penman, who continued to be a great supporter of Richard’s cause… Continue reading Sharon Kay Penman-A Tribute
So renegade detectorists were prowling around Bosworth Field at night, trying to find treasures that had somehow been overlooked. Imagine if they’d happened upon something vital and made off with it – to sell to the highest bidder! We might never get to see it, let alone have it properly examined and identified by historians… Continue reading The would-be thieving hounds of Bosworth Field….!
Yesterday, I came across this interesting poster from the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Center on my Facebook feed. As a true-blue Ricardian, I was impressed with the title ‘Richard III – from Villain to Hero’ which shows a sea change in how this much maligned king is suddenly being portrayed before the general public. One of… Continue reading Richard III – From Villain to Hero
Richard’s reburial week clearly isn’t the end of the story: http://m.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richard-III-s-tomb-Smithsonian-Institution-s-25/story-27824765-detail/story.html