What's So Interesting about Richard III?

with David Horspool
17:10 - 18:10
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

Richard III was king for less than two-and-a-half years, much of which he spent trying to stay on the throne. He left no dynasty, won no great victories and had no time to make his mark as statesman, reformer or patron. Yet, more than 500 years after his death, he continues to be the focus of attention and debate. David Horspool will explain what makes this unique figure such a source of fascination, from his own time to ours.

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David Horspool is an editor at the Times Literary Supplement, and the author of Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation (Bloomsbury). His most recent book is Oliver Cromwell: England's Protector, in the Penguin Monarchs series.

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