Monday, May 26, 2014
Interesting book about the discovery of King Richard's Grave
Well written recounting of the quest for King Richard's mortal remains. Authors Philippa Langley and Michael Jones write a fascinating story about the unearthing of the hidden graveyard in a car park in Leicester. Laced along the recounting, is a brief history of Richard's life. In loving detail, Langley describes another Richard, different from the accepted historical one created by the Tudor reign. She give compelling evidence that Richard was not the monster represented in Shakespeare, but a brave and fair leader struggling though difficult times. This is history bought to life, with the author's heart and soul dedicated to reporting the flip side of the past. This book reminds the reader that there are often multiple ways to remember history, that while it may be written by the victor, the loser too has something to say.
Carole P. Roman