Introduction ‘ ‘This is indeed a mystery’ I remarked.’ What do you think it means?’‘I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suite theories, instead of theories to suite facts.’   In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story A Scandal… Continue reading 1484 – TITULUS REGIUS: FACT OR FICTION?

Yet another tiresome jab at Richard….

Here’s one to avoid, I think. The picture with the Times Literary Supplement review is the Delaroche daub of the two golden-haired little angels cowering on their bed in dread of Wicked Uncle Richard’s murderous intentions. Natch. Such an appealing little scene, is it not? Why are so many people utterly determined to pin such… Continue reading Yet another tiresome jab at Richard….

One book – two reviews

You may just have heard that David Horspool has a new Richard III biography out and it delivers a real insight into the reviewing process. The first one is by Nigel Jones, in The Spectator, who has written about the Nazis on several occasions, although he obviously knows less about them than Laurence Rees. Such… Continue reading One book – two reviews