Richard III: rewriting the past

The last Plantagenet monarch has been as controversial in death as in life – but are some commonly accepted beliefs about him actually myths? John Ashdown-Hill challenges six of the most contentious claims about the 'king under the car park'...

Portrait of Richard III. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

This article first appeared in BBC History Magazine’s ‘Medieval Kings and Queens’ bookazine and was published in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine

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