Of Owls and Richard the Third, Part II

Was Richard the Third really the murderous devil so famously portrayed by Shakespeare, or was he actually a good man wronged by history, as an increasing number of people seem to believe? The debate seems hotter than ever, especially after the astonishing discovery of Richard’s remains beneath a car park in Leicester.

Dalrymple tends toward the former view, but then, as he acknowledges, he would always give Shakespeare the benefit of the doubt, wouldn’t he?

Dalrymple at New English Review

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