Thursday, September 13, 2012

King Richard the Third

Much excitement is being generated at the moment. There is an archaeological dig in the town of Leicester - they are looking for the body of King Richard, who was killed at nearby Bosworth Field. The last English King to die in battle.

We admirers of the King are very excited about this. Could our beloved Richard at last be given a burial he so rightly deserves. Of course Tudor propaganda keeps sneaking in. Talk of a "hunchback" etc. which just was not true. Even if those who believe it speak of Richard being the creature created by Shakespeare, they must concede that if he were like that, how come he was known to be so fearsome in battle? It does not make sense.

Although the heinous crime of his being responsible for the murder of his nephews is wildly thought to be true, there is much evidence to show that he was not indeed responsible for this crime. Lots of counter evidence can be found with careful research. I loved Josephine Tey's novel "The Daughter of Time, which was where I first discovered a different Richard from Shakespeare's. That was what inspired me to look into this very enigmatic man, and I don't mind admitting, to fall a little in love with him.

Richard inspired my first novel and a later one, I have much to thank Richard for - and of course Josephine Tey too for introducing me to the truth.



Dangerous Enchantment available on kindle and in print from
www.amazon.com and www.whiskey creek press.
A Sprig of Broom available on kindle at www.amazon.com and in libraries in hardback print.


8 comments:

Lorna Collins - said...

I heard about this on the news last night. How Exciting! And with DNA, they can pretty well exclude anyone not of the family. This will be an interesting story to follow!

margaret blake said...

It certainly will, Lorna.

jrlindermuth said...

I'll be interested in the findings, too. Despite his talent in other ways, ol' Will wasn't one to let history stand in the way of how he wanted to tell a story.

margaret blake said...
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margaret blake said...

Well to be kind to Will, John he did have to write to please the Tudors. It was a pretty scary place to be if you didn't!

Paula Martin said...

I just wish we didn't have to wait so long for the DNA and other testing! The facts so far point to the bones being Richard's so it will be such a disappointment if it turns out not to be him! Fingers crossed that they find a DNA match!

margaret blake said...

I wonder who they will get, Paula.
I don't think the Windsors are connected. I really think he deserves to be buried as a King. Finger's crossed the truth is revealed and it's what we desire.

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