I have now seen the excellent Channel Four documentary on whether or not Richard III could have led the cavalry charge at Bosworth. Well, of course, it was already known that he did, so the question was, how efficiently could he do it? The …answer was “Bl–dy well!” The young man, Dominic Smee, whose scoliosis is a virtual match for Richard’s, was an inspiration, not only to others, but to himself as well, which was so very warming to learn.
However, Dominic aside, for he was perfect throughout, I have a quibble or two about the programme itself, excellent as it was, because the verdict at the end was that once Richard became king, he also became a glutton and drunkard. Excuse me? Let me think about this.
On ascending the throne (rightfully, lawfully and without question as the true wearer of the crown) he took on the banquet circus…
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