Well, here are two stories from two English villages. Firstly, the present Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, will be at St Mary’s Parish Church at Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, to mark its 800th anniversary. Unfortunately, the Bray part of the village’s name comes from Reggie Bray, upon whose memory we, er, frown. Reggie, of course, is… Continue reading Down with Reggie Bray: hooray for Francis Lovell….!
See Sarah Bryson’s review of this biography here . Or, if you would prefer to judge it by our criteria for a post-Kendall biography of Richard, read here. Lewis is already the author of a volume on the “Princes” but approaches the pre-contract and Portuguese marriage negotiations well, thereby scoring highly on the three most important points.
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/royal-history/art520834-charter-reveals-how-richard-iii-planned-to-make-scarborough-an-independent-county One of the new myths to pop up since the discovery of the remains of Richard the Third (particularly by the denialists) is that The King had very little genuine connection to the county of Yorkshire, much less strong affection for it. And yet, in this recent article posted in Culture 24, a rare… Continue reading Between the Salt Water and the Sea Sand, Richard the Third Expresses his Affection for Scarborough Town:
(This article originally appeared in the Ricardian Register, the journal of the Richard III Society American Branch, and has been reproduced here with its permission.) Allegation: Richard was an ambitious man, hungry for power and ultimately aiming for the Crown. He kept his intentions close to the vest, but in retrospect it’s apparent that he… Continue reading Richard’s Affinity and Good Lordship as Duke of Gloucester 1468-1483