Richard III Back on Stage – Robert Fripp, Dark Sovereign

For the first time in four centuries a modern writer challenges William Shakespeare head-on, writing in English as it was available to the Bard. Shakespeare wrote ‘The Tragedy of Richard the Third’ as Tudor propaganda for the Court of Queen Elizabeth I, portraying King Richard as a misshapen sociopath and killer.

Shakespeare – What he Should Have Written …

Shakespeare’s “Richard III” is well or mostly not so well remembered from school.

It is common knowledge that Shakespeare was very creative with forming historical detail anew to reach the greatest effect for his plays, so he cannot be seen as a reliable source for the times of King Richard III.
That even King Richard III himself has strong objections against Shakespeare’s version of the story, shows this funny little video by “Horrible Histories”:

Richard Armitage for Richard III news update

News and recommended links regarding Richard Armitage and King Richard III.

Richard III: Usurper or Rightful King? Guestpost by Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Rich background information about King Richard III and his time as King of England, provided by author and guest blogger Barbara Gaskell Devil.


Maria Grazia (Fly High Blog) found and reviews an article from Military History Monthly, December Issue: “Bosworth. What really happened?”

More Richard III fan art!

Announcement of the new fan-art contribution by Daria GizTheGunslinger!

King Richard Armitage Fan-Art – GizTheGunslinger

Taking our inspiration from GizTheGunslinger’s KRA artwork we wonder what the best dressed king or knight was wearing for battle or ceremony in the days of Richard III?
It wouldn’t be very difficult for us to imagine how well Richard Armitage would look in his medieval armour as Richard III.

Fan-Art: GizTheGunslinger and King Richard III

Our presented fan-artist today is well known in the fan community:
Before we will reveal her amazing artwork for our King Richard, we ask her some questions about herself and her fandom.

Richard III Fan-Art

Fan-Art in support of our King Richard by diverse artists, e.g. Elizabeth Alger

Richard Armitage and King Richard III King of Ghosts by Riikka

Riikka’s inspiration is the historical King Richard III of England, but her artwork and stories have a definite fantasy element. King Richard rides again after the Battle of Bosworth as a ghost.