Richard III, hero or villain?
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]ley.gov.uk
For more information on Max Keen and his talks visit his website at www. keenhistorytalks.com