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A Compelling Read
on 3 April 2015
This book was compulsive reading, I couldn't put it down. I downloaded it some time ago, but forgot to read it, then was reminded of it by what Robert Lindsay said when he attended King Richard III's reburial last week. I retrieved it and started to read and once I started I was hooked.
Everybody should read it, because it is time that the propaganda and lies of the Tudors, and Shakespeare's play were put right. This King, although no saint, was no more murderous than any other medieval king, and he did a lot for the common people, which many medieval kings did not, introducing bail, and the first type of legal aid, and insisting all laws were written in English, amongst other things. He was also a genuinely devout Christian. He died bravely, fighting in the thickest press of the battle, refusing to flee, still fighting to his last breath, even his enemies said that, and the wounds found on his bones back that up.
This is the fascinating story of the Greyfriars dig, told alternately with the historic background.
Read it. It is time the old libel was put right.