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'In deadly hate?' Richard III and the War of the Roses

April 12th, 2007

Episode 14 of 474 episodes

The conflict for the crown in the 15th century has created many of English history's most vivid characters and thanks to Shakespeare, we have one of our greatest villains in the shape of Richard III. This talk looks at the key sources for this period of civil war, and investigates whether Richard III really did resemble Shakespeare's destructive monster.