Carolyn asked:

It is amazing to me that different authors have such a different take on what really happened. I guess this happens when we really don't know the truth. Sharon Kay Penman has such a radically different opinion of Richard. I guess I will have to keep digging for more information on the subject. The quest is interesting! Any thoughts on this subject for more reading?

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Stephen See my very biased review of Shakespeare's play, just posted today. It cites a couple of books both pro and anti-Ricardian. Allison Weir's is one;I don't like its conclusions, but it needs to be read for background. Bertram Fields's book is as close to definitive as anyone is going to get I think. The evidence to convict Richard is not there. Tey and Kendall muster a lot of evidence that Richard was that rarity among kings of the era, a mensch.
Karen Have you read the fiction by Josephine Tey? Title is: The Daughter of Time. I have read it several times. It is about a detective with a broken leg who is bored. He starts investigating Richard III to alleviate the boredom. The plot follows his research. Also the characters are interseting and fun.
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