REBLOGGED FROM A MEDIEVAL POTPOURRI SPARKYPUS.COM The statue of Justice, Old Bailey, London. Way back in 1980 the late Jeremy Potter, Chairman of the Richard III Society, and producer Richard Drewitt discussed King Richard III at length and an idea was born. That was to put Richard on trial for a heinous murder he had… Continue reading THE TRIAL OF RICHARD III, PART 1
THE RISE AND FALL OF WILLIAM LORD HASTINGS AND HIS CASTLE OF KIRBY MUXLOE
Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com The atmospheric ruins of Kirby Muxloe Castle, showing the moat, the gatehouse and the only tower to near completion .. Kirby Muxloe Castle, lies in Leicestershire countryside, in ruins, the unfinished project of William, Lord Hastings. Hastings was the epitome of a successful and powerful 15th century lord.… Continue reading THE RISE AND FALL OF WILLIAM LORD HASTINGS AND HIS CASTLE OF KIRBY MUXLOE
They say every writer should find a niche. Unfortunately, certain ‘popular historians’ seem to have leapt onto ‘gimmicks’ than a niche and write all or most of their books in similar vein, often to the detriment of their work and a growing lack of credibility with each further tome. A trend amongst several notable authors… Continue reading Dismal Sewage
Dear Henry: Buckingham’s letter to Henry Tudor. . .
Here is a passage from https://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/the-road-to-bosworth-battle-of-bosworth-field/ I quote: “…Buckingham [wrote] a letter to Henry on 24 September 1483 which stated he would support the rebellion against Richard, even though he and Henry’s interests may not be perfectly compatible. What is certain is that Buckingham suspected his own life was forfeit with Richard III; he and… Continue reading Dear Henry: Buckingham’s letter to Henry Tudor. . .
Richard III’s lost queen….
What follows is a word-for-word opinion of Anne Neville, and Richard’s attitude/feelings for her. I make no comment, the article by Elizabeth Jane Timms speaks for itself. “Amidst the chronicle of lost tombs at Westminster Abbey is that of Queen Anne Neville, wife of King Richard III. Queen Anne’s invisibility in these terms underlines the purported neglect… Continue reading Richard III’s lost queen….
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDWARD IV
UPDATED POST AT sparkypus.com https://sparkypus.com/2020/05/27/the-mysterious-death-of-edward-iv/ Edward IV 1442-1483 For a king whose reign is otherwise well documented it is curious that the cause of Edward’s death remains a mystery. It would appear that his death was unexpected. It seems he was first taken ill at the end of March and despite having access to some of… Continue reading THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDWARD IV
Was the condemnation of George of Clarence a significant example of the abuse of attainder?….
The following is an extract from ‘His Grace the Steward and the Trial of Peers’, by L.W. Vernon Harcourt. “The proceedings in the parliament of 1477 against George, Duke of Clarence, afford us with a significant example of the abuse of attainder. Either attainder in this case was unnecessary and therefore improper, or it was… Continue reading Was the condemnation of George of Clarence a significant example of the abuse of attainder?….
Thomas Langton: Richard III’s Character Witness
Originally posted on RICARDIAN LOONS:
Amongst the glories of Winchester Cathedral, there is a chantry chapel of outstanding beauty and magnificence. The man who is buried there, and for whom the roof bosses provide a rebus clue, is Thomas Langton, who died of plague in 1501 only days after being elected by Henry VII as…
Usurpation, Murder and More
Originally posted on Matt's History Blog:
I read a series of blog posts recently that sought to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Richard III ordered the deaths of his nephews. Whilst I don’t take issue with holding and arguing this viewpoint I found some of the uses of source material dubious, a few…
The Maligned Ricardians
Part 2 – Sir George Buck “The historiographer must be veritable and free from all prosopolepsies and partial respects; he must not add or omit anything, either of partiality or of hatred.” (Sir George Buck – The History of King Richard III) Introduction Sir George Buck (1560-1622) faithfully served two English Monarchs in a… Continue reading The Maligned Ricardians