The fate of Richard III’s nephews, the Princes in the Tower, is one of the most enduring and passionately debated unsolved mysteries of English history. This episode looks at the development of the story of Richard’s guilt and wonders whether Shakespeare’s play is a major red herring.
3 thoughts on “The Richard III Podcast – Episode 4 – The Princes in the Tower Part 1”
A very interesting podcast, Matt.
It’s fascinating to consider Shakespeare as a satirist, which i hadn’t really considered before but he has a lot to answer for as Richard III’s reputation is still generally tainted by his portrayal of him.
Lack of interest over his reinterment is symptomatic of this, I believe.
Thank you Mary. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think this interpretation of Shakespeare works when it is placed in the context of a contemporary audience, which is what he write for. He wasn’t writing for us over 400 years later.
Absolutely agree, Matt. Unfortunately mud sticks – especially when retrospectively considered.
Looking forward to Part 2!