A book to be approached with caution if one supports Richard III….

The link below is to a review of Mike Pitts ‘Digging for Richard III – the Search for the Lost King’. I confess up front to not having read the book itself, and my reason is simple. The review tells me how Richard himself is referred to in the book. The usual Shakespearean invention. I… Continue reading A book to be approached with caution if one supports Richard III….

New ‘Historians’…New Myths

Historians, historians. It seems we have a new generation writing about the Wars of the Roses and Richard, but still plying the same old, same old. Only with a new and disturbing twist. The current crop of books seem aimed at the ‘yoof’ market, targeted especially towards those whose knowledge of the Wars of the… Continue reading New ‘Historians’…New Myths

RICHARD THE POSTER BOY

DIGGING FOR RICHARD by MIKE PITTS http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-review-digging-for-richard-iii-by-mike-pitts-9386258.html Well, I’m not quite sure about this review in The Independent. To me it is not balanced. Will Gore has no sympathy for the ‘emotional’ Ricardian side of events, describes the Leicester archaeologists as ‘pragmatic’ (read sensible and worthy), and almost writes, “Richard? Richard who? Oh, him. The… Continue reading RICHARD THE POSTER BOY