Richard III, hero or villain?

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ONE of the most no­to­ri­ous fig­ures in English his­tory will be the sub­ject of a talk in Dud­ley Wood later this month.

King Richard III: hero, mur­derer or loyal brother? by re­tired teacher and his­to­rian Max Keen asks if Richard was the mon­ster that Shake­speare would have us be­lieve.

Other ques­tions are whether Richard was the right­ful King of Eng­land af­ter his brother Ed­ward IV and if Ed­ward him­self should have been king, for that mat­ter.

The talk is a chance to find out more about this 15th cen­tury royal fam­ily drama and the com­plex­i­ties and hor­rors of the Wars of the Roses, com­plete with ar­mour, chain mail and weapons of the pe­riod.

The talk runs from 7pm to 9pm on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 30, at the Dud­ley Wood Neighbourhood Learn­ing Cen­tre (off Pavil­ion Gar­dens), Dud­ley Wood Road, Dud­ley Wood, DY2, 0DB. En­try is £5 per per­son, with tea and cof­fee from 6.45pm and free park­ing on site. To book a place call 01384 816496 or 01384 816440 or email si­[email protected]­

For more in­for­ma­tion on Max Keen and his talks visit his web­site at www. keen­his­to­

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