Richard III

A Half-Hearted Happy Coronation Day to Richard III and Anne

I was going to write a rather long post today about Richard III and the supposed precontract between Edward IV and Eleanor Butler, but I got sidetracked last night by this post. Neat, isn’t it? Naturally, I got to trying to make my own video trailer, and before I knew it, it was bedtime. I’ll …

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Gloucester, Greed, and Granny: Richard III and the Countess of Oxford

Here’s a scenario for you: You’re a widow in your sixties, in ill health and living in a nunnery. Your husband and eldest son have been executed as traitors. Your second son is busy trying to overthrow the king. Your son’s lands have been forfeit to the crown. A vigorous young man of twenty, a …

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Christmas 1484 with Richard III: A Playlet

Scene 1: Westminster Hall is bedecked with greenery and tapestries covered with little white boars as King Richard III and Queen Anne enter. They look around admiringly. Anne: Isn’t it beautiful? (Coughs) I beg your pardon. And look, I’ve left a couple of places vacant just in case your nephews Edward and Richard return for …

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Another Book About Richard III, Plus a Not-So-Scruffy Dog

So what does my cairn terrier, Boswell, have to do with Richard III? Nothing, except that he went to the groomer the other day, and he looks so pretty, I wanted to post his picture before he reverts to his usual scruffy self. Anyway, now that Isabella of France is not commandeering my computer, I …

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