SIR THOMAS MORE , A MAN FOR ALL REASONS: SAINT OR SINNER?

‘Not exactly the horse’s mouth’ In Josephine Tey’s spellbinding novel ‘The Daughter of Time’, Detective Inspector Alan Grant has a reputation for being able to spot a villain on sight. Whilst in hospital with a broken leg, Grant is idly flipping through some old postcard portraits to while away the time. He turns over a… Continue reading SIR THOMAS MORE , A MAN FOR ALL REASONS: SAINT OR SINNER?

1484 – TITULUS REGIUS: FACT OR FICTION?

  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?

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

The Tragedy of King Richard 111 (not by William Shakespeare)

Part 7 – Long live king Richard, England’s worthy king! “ Cousin of Buckingham and sage grave men, Since you will buckle fortune on my back To bear her burden whe’er, I will or not I must have patience to endure the load” (William Shakespeare)   “ Touched you the bastardy of Edward’s children?” Bastard… Continue reading The Tragedy of King Richard 111 (not by William Shakespeare)