Following their coronation on 6th July, 1483, King Richard III and Queen Anne, along with their young son, Edward of Middleham, set off on a …
Many writers of history – factual and fictional – have weighed in on the case and character of Richard III, and the fate of the Princes in the Tower. None have approached the task with their tongue placed quite so far in their cheek as the famous Jane Austen. Here is Jane Austen’s whimsical take on the highly divisive Richard III:
There are only two letters amongst the Paston collection which were written within a year of Richard III’s death and Henry VII’s victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field on the 22nd of August, 1485. The beginning of a new regime is acknowledged in both of these letters; in the sign-off, both authors state that they were written in the first year of Henry VII’s reign.
Research done of the Royal Collection Trust portrait of Richard III in 1970s and in 2016 have shown that the figure we see in the portrait today is subtly, but distinctly, different from the one the artist originally painted.