Saturday, 21 August 2010


Tomorrow, 22nd August, is the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth where the last Plantagenet king, Richard the Third, was killed fighting the army of the man who was to become Henry the Seventh.
During today and tomorrow, there's a 525th Anniversary Re-enactment of the battle at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.
Don't go by what you think you know about Richard, that's Shakespeare writing for Henry's granddaughter, Elizabeth the First, so it was certainly not in his interest to make Richard a sympathetic character.
The city of York's verdict, from the Mayor and Aldermen, was '...that King Richard, late mercifully reigning upon us was...piteously slain and murdered, to the great heaviness of this City...'

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