A Conversation for Richard III - Malignant or Maligned Monarch?

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Post 1

Sho - gainfully employed again

Thanks for writing this, I've never had the time. Richard had what can only be termed bad PR, but I do believe that even if he didn't do it himself he was responsible for the deaths of the princes. Still, it was common in those times to do away with the opposition, so who could blame him. A time of regency is never a really good time for a country.

And on a more (more? really, more like) flippant note, just think: if Richard hadn't lost that day we'd never remember the colours of the rainbow. Sorry, couldn't resist it.


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Post 2

Showpony

No, no. I insist. Thank you for taking the trouble to read it. And commenting. I hope you liked it...

I reckon someone would have thought of another mnemonic. Maybe we should start one ourselves. Alternative mnemonics... Sounds good to me... smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Munchkin

A fine article, and well worth the read.
Being as I'm a Scot, I never knew that much about Richard (apart from Blackadder smiley - smiley) It never even dawned on me that he was the one in the mnemonic


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Post 4

Sho - gainfully employed again

Being a Yorkshire girl, I've always denied that Richard lost the battle of Bosworth field. But then, in my Alternate Universe Sheffield Wednesday win the league, the cup (any cup) and are all incredibly good looking and Yorkshire Cricket Club win everything, even Wimbledon.


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Post 5

Bagpuss

Seen the County Championship table recently?


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Post 6

Showpony

Yorkshire are right back where they should be, of course - but... Sheffield Wednesday? Purleese.

There's only one team in Sheffield, and they ain't called Wednesday.
smiley - winkeye


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Post 7

Sho - gainfully employed again

It's a bit hard for me to keep up with the cricket, but I did notice what's been going on there, even without Darren Gough and the others! I'm really enjoying singing "We are top of the league"! But can anyone tell me why the emblem of Yorkshire County Cricket Club appears to be an oversized daisy?

As to there only being one footie team in Sheffield.... The Blades? I think not. smiley - tongueout


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Post 8

Crescent

The White Daisy of York? Made no easy name for the civil war - War of the Flowers?
BCNU - Crescent


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Post 9

Sho - gainfully employed again

Oh be very careful................ smiley - tongueout

Where's our White Rose smiley then? Should we start a petition?


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Post 10

Showpony

I think we should. Its absence is nothing short of criminal.

Consider my hoof-mark at the top of the list.


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Post 11

Sho - gainfully employed again

Are they still collecting suggestions, do you know? Can you remember where it was?


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Post 12

Showpony

Sadly, I don't.

Smileys - where are yooooooooooo?


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Post 13

Sho - gainfully employed again

I think we'd be banging our heads up against a brick wall anyway, since this place is packed with southerners and people from the (gasp!) wrong side of the Penines!


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Post 14

Showpony

You don't mean... Surely... No!

It's just too awful to contemplate...

Lancastrians? Here?


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Post 15

Sho - gainfully employed again

Stop. Please don't say the L-word. I'll get an attack of the vapours!
Off to slurp some Henderson's relish before the red roses get me...


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Post 16

Bagpuss

Why do you think the Northern meet-up is in Manchester? They're dictating policy, I tell you.


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Post 17

Sho - gainfully employed again

Well, hope nobody from the right side of the country is going......?


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Post 18

Bagpuss

*looks shifty*

Well, I thought I might pop along, briefly, you know.


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Post 19

Sho - gainfully employed again

Gasp!
But, in the interests of intelligence gathering, and standing around looking superior (as only we Yorkshire people know how to do) I suppose it's ok. If you feel you have to.
*she says jealously, because she's never yet made a gathering....*


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Post 20

Showpony

Why go... over there... to gather intelligence? It would be like knitting fog.

The looking superior bit, though. Like the sound of that. Or the look. The idea, definitely.


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