Talking Richard III

In a podcast for the University of Leicester, Dr Sarah Knight and Dr Mary Ann Lund both from School of English, discuss the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III and how it will change the relationship between history, literature and archaeology.

From the website:

"The Tudor Historians Thomas More, Polydore Vergil, Edward Hall and Raphael Holinshed wrote highly critical accounts of Richard III: for More, he was 'ill fetured of limmes, croke backed and his left shoulder much higher then his right'" - Dr Sarah Knight

"However damning they were about his appearance and the political damage he supposedly inflicted, the Tudor histories still took care to honour Richard's bravery in battle, recounting that he died 'in the thickest press of his enemies" - Dr Mary Ann Lund