Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com 15th century stained glass from great east window St Nicholas Chapel, Gipping. Did Elizabeth Wydeville gaze up at this very window if the family tradition is correct. Photo thanks to Gerry Morris @ Flikr While there is much information on Sir James Tyrell, c.1455-1502 available, unfortunately some of… Continue reading SIR JAMES TYRELL – CHILD KILLER OR PROVIDER OF A SAFE HOUSE ?
Who’s on trial? The real Richard, or the Bard’s horrible caricature…?
NB: Since posting this article, the trial and verdict have taken place, and according to The Times, Richard was innocent! See: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/richard-iii-cleared-of-murder-on-a-hunch-xtkhlr5qn Well, with all the hype about this upcoming “trial” of Richard III, I become more confused. Just which Richard is going to be in the dock? The real one? Or the monster created by… Continue reading Who’s on trial? The real Richard, or the Bard’s horrible caricature…?
The Bard’s version of Richard to go on trial….
Well, if Shakespeare’s Richard is to go on trial, I can’t imagine there’ll be any other verdict than guilty! Unless the jury’s been got at. But if it were to be the real Richard…a different matter entirely. Innocent!
Richard’s latest court trial….
Richard has been put on trial again, and found not guilty. I tell you the verdict of the latest trial in case you lose the will to live before finally emerging from the intensely intrusive advertisements that always ruin the Leicester Mercury website. The article itself IS there, and an account of the trial. Just… Continue reading Richard’s latest court trial….
Debunking the Myths – Richard III’s Execution of a Political Lampoonist
Originally posted on RICARDIAN LOONS:
“And in another isle toward the south dwell folk of foul stature and of cursed kind that have no heads. And their eyes be in their shoulders.” – Sir John Mandeville (14th c.) It’s funny how myths and legends become a part of history. This column – Debunking the Myths…
Review of ‘The “Princes” in the Tower’ (Channel 4)
There were many good things about this programme. Dr. Janina Ramirez joined Dr. John Ashdown-Hill and the lawyer Bertram Fields. All three have studied the late medieval period in detail and in different ways. Then there was Dr. David Starkey. He is a renowned expert on the 1509-1603 period but tends to derive his views… Continue reading Review of ‘The “Princes” in the Tower’ (Channel 4)