Monday, September 24, 2012

Case for historical reassessment of Richard III

An article just published in the 'New York Times' outlines the case for reassessment of England's King Richard III ( 1452-1485 ) following the archaeological discovery of some bones under a car park in Leicester. Shakespeare was born some 79 years after King Richard died in 1485. Why did Shakespeare cast Richard III in such a bad light in his script'?