The first female Richard III in Australia….

Well, it seems that women playing the Bard’s Richard III go back further than I realized. It’s not a new thing, by any means. This article is about Elizabeth Winstanley, who died in December 1864 at the age of 64. She originated in Wigan, Lancs, and her family emigrated to Sydney in 1833. An interest… Continue reading The first female Richard III in Australia….

Fabulous discovery of more coins, but alas, none from the reign of Richard III….

“…A spectacular hoard of centuries-old coins found in a brook in the borough [Atherton] gives a small but perfectly-formed window into the past…” Fancy that. Thomas Jackson was poking around in a brook when he found a small rusty box, containing…43 old coins! How wonderful. The coins are apparently not that valuable. The earliest is… Continue reading Fabulous discovery of more coins, but alas, none from the reign of Richard III….