The Mythology of Richard III by John Ashdown-HillRichard III. The name will conjure an image for any reader. Shakespeare’s hunchback tyrant who killed his own nephews or a long-denigrated, misunderstood king. This one man’s character and actions have divided historians and the controversy has always kept interest in Richard alive. However, curiosity surrounding his life and death has reached unprecedented heights in the aftermath of the discovery of his skeleton under a Leicester car park. The myths that have always swirled around Richard III have risen and multiplied and it is time to set the record straight. John Ashdown-Hill, whose research was instrumental in the discovery of Richard III’s remains, explores and unravels the web of myths in this fascinating book.
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The siege of Colchester took place years after the battle of Bosworth ended the Yorkist era, together with the life of John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, the local magnate. However, a time travelling visitor in either direction would have noticed surprisingly few differences, some of which were quite subtle:. The Gatehouse left remained, as did the Abbey church, by then a family chapel. The Siege House left , now a popular restaurant was right at the edge of the besieged, walled town by Eastgate and still shows some signs of artillery damage. Mary-at-the-Walls left.
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Issue date: Thursday May 24, 2., The announcement, made in February, received worldwide media attention.
If YOU would be interested in helping this project by making a small donation, please click here. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John on 18 May For further information please see the Looking For Richard Project obituary below. Looking for Richard Project Obituary. In more senses than one, Eleanor Talbot is the Queen of historical mythology :. Meanwhile the recent Eleanor study day, at Norwich Castle, on 11 June, unveiled the new facial reconstruction commissioned from the University of Dundee, explained its scientific basis, and promoted further scientific study of the Norwich bones.
Though being quiet for so long on this website, the news I today found, just needs to be posted here, on the website he so greatly supported. BBC News here. It is due to his research, which he maintained against severe opposition and accusations, that lead to the sensational discovery in Leicester. It was this persistence and conviction and his honour and work-ethics, that fascinated me about the man and historian Dr. Ashdown-Hill, whom I never personally met, but had the honour to talk to on the phone and do an interview with.