Richard III

Yorkist king Richard III grew up at Middleham....

Yorkist king Richard III grew up at Middleham. “Middleham Castle”. . . Retrieved 2007-10-24 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History is chronicled by winners
Richard how black was your heart?
Shakespeare would have you the villain
Usurping lord from the start
Was there a moment of kindness
Or loyalty and fealty you owned
Was it ambition propelled you
Brief as you sat on your throne?

Easy to paint you a sinner
Simple the story to tell
Dramatic and fiery the narrative
Dragging your soul down to hell
But had the War of the Roses
Uplifted more white than red
What would this mean for you Richard
What would the playwrights have said?

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About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Richard III

  1. Al says:

    And then he died in a car park

  2. I love history stuff… great work sis!

  3. Interesting question. πŸ™‚

  4. jrosenberry1 says:

    Absolutely love this!!!!

  5. Love this, Sis. You do such a great job with pieces like this.

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