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Rehabilitating Shakespeare’s “she-wolf of France”, Margaret of Anjou

  Margaret of Anjou For many years attempts have been made to establish that Richard III was not the out and out villain that Shakespeare presents to us, a difficult task since Richard III is one of his most compelling characters in a highly successful...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2018

Reporting War

Derbhle Crotty as Hecuba, Ray Fearon as Agamemnon, RSC 2015 On Saturday October 3rd the RSC is holding the latest in its series of debates on subjects raised by plays in its repertoire, Reporting War: Whose Truth is Told? The debate specifically accompanies...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Sep 2015

6 January 1540: The Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

Above: Henry VIII of England (left) and his wife, Anne of Cleves (right).On Tuesday 6 January 1540, King Henry VIII of England married for the fourth time, to Anne of Cleves, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace, the king's favourite residence. The...
From: Conor Byrne on 6 Jan 2015

Remembering Bosworth and the death of Richard III

The 2013 re-enactment of the cavalry charge at Bosworth 22 August marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth at which in 1485 the ruling king of England, Richard III, was killed. With Henry VII taking the throne it was the end of the Plantagenet...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Aug 2014

The Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 25 January 1533, Henry VIII of England married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, in secret at Whitehall Palace (Jane Seymour would also marry the king there, in 1536). Archbishop Cranmer wrote to Archdeacon Hawkins that 'she [Anne]...
From: Conor Byrne on 25 Jan 2014

The end of chivalry: John Talbot, the terror of the French

Illustration by H C Selous of Talbot in battle from an 1830 edition of Shakespeare According to the messenger who gives the news in the first scene of Henry VI Part 1, Lord Talbot was captured by the French during a battle that took place on 10 August. The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Aug 2013

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