Yorkist king Richard III grew up at Middleham. “Middleham Castle”. RichardIII.com . . 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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And then he died in a car park
What a sad ending….. thanks!! 🙂 🙂
They actually found his remains in a car park in Leicester earlier this year. It’s odd how a king was just left to rot somewhere and not buried with other kings and queens.
Wow, I didn’t know that…yes, its an interesting coda on that part of history isn’t it? thanks for sharing that information!! 🙂
I love history stuff… great work sis!
Thanks Roxi!! 🙂 🙂
Interesting question. 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂 🙂
Absolutely love this!!!!
Thank you so much!! 🙂 🙂
Love this, Sis. You do such a great job with pieces like this.
Thanks – I watched the DVD series The White Queen which had a different take on Richard 3rd, which set me thinking… 🙂 🙂
Love it when you set your mind to thinkin’. 🙂