A certain someone’s birthday


A celebration of my historical hero, and leading man…

Jennifer C. Wilson

Now I couldn’t let this day go by without being marked, could I?

Happy Birthday to King Richard III of England – he would have been the grand old age of 563 today! Although I have to admit to finding those ‘would have been’ things sometimes a little daft…

Portrait of Richard III of England, painted c. 1520 (approximate date from tree-rings on panel), after a lost original, for the Paston family, owned by the Society of Antiquaries, London, since 1828. Source: Wikipedia. Portrait of Richard III of England, painted c. 1520 (approximate date from tree-rings on panel), after a lost original, for the Paston family, owned by the Society of Antiquaries, London, since 1828.
Source: Wikipedia.

As you may have gathered, Richard is a bit of a hero of mine, despite me not quite being able to pin-point exactly when I became obsessed, and what started it. Even the most staunch Ricardian would have to admit that he was far from perfect (the ‘execution’ of William Hastings being one example).

It isn’t often that you get the chance to be at part of…

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