Richard III: Knave, Fool or Savior?

The great debate continues – no, not Clinton v Trump, or even Creamy v Crunchy (peanut butter, that is), but Richard III: Knave, Fool, or Savior? The History of England podcast, which I adore, is getting close to wrapping up the Wars of the Roses, the civil war that tore England apart in the 15th century, and…

Medieval gay royal scandals, buddhist David Hume, and a really boring Queen: a roundup of history articles online this week.

Three of the best history-themed articles I’ve read this week.  Scandal, drama, buddhism in 18th century Europe, and boring vanilla queens.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.   From historytoday.com:  http://www.historytoday.com/js-hamilton/menage-roi-edward-ii-and-piers-gaveston For nearly 700 years people have been debating whether a) Edward II was gay, and b) if he was in a romantic relationship with…

Geeking out on Richard III

I’ve been watching the Trial of Richard III on youtube – there is no end to the geekiness.  What, you might ask, is the Trial of Richard III? Let’s start at the very beginning… 1480’s.  Wars of the Roses.  Medieval England is in shambles as one family has been tearing itself apart for several decades….