Richard III and Football

A few years ago, when Leicester City won the Premier League, some people connected the success to the then-recent discovery of Richard’s remains in the city. This is a fanciful idea. However, there are three major clubs that play in Richard’s colours. Aston Villa This historic club is by far the largest in the Midlands. They… Continue reading Richard III and Football

Would we understand Richard, if we were whisked back in time?

I have often wondered what Richard’s voice sounded like. Did he have a low or high tone to his voice, was it rich, nasal, reedy, soft? What was his accent like? Would it be like a Midlands accent, as has been proposed, or would there be hints of Yorkshire? Did he have a good singing… Continue reading Would we understand Richard, if we were whisked back in time?

Helen Castor’s “Made in the middle”

  This is part five, of a short series by the Warwickshire-born historian, which concentrates on modern issues such as Richard’s reburial: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c56j6#play. However, the whole series is available and covers the Anglo-Saxon period, when there were several Cathedrals in the Midland kingdom of Mercia.