>It's the 1450s, England
>War of the Roses is beginning
>You must choose a side
>You have no knowledge of how it will end
>Yorkist or Lancastrian?
England is not free. The spikes on tower bridge need to be watered with the blood of traitors. Edward, aka some archers bastard, is not my king. He is fat and probably Burgundy puppet too. A' Lancaster, A' Lancaster, not a' York, a ' York ok? Praise Jesu.
Lancastrian rule was defined by corruption and mental illness. They were the ones that started the usurpations in the first place too.
York had the more competent kings and battle commanders.
Depends who I am and where I live. I'll support whomever my Lord tells me to support. If I'm some sort of Lord/Knight/whatever (someone of importance), it would depend on where I lived, who controls lands around me, what my standing is with the leaders of the different factions, etc. Knowing me, I'd likely pick the wrong side for the right reasons, and get very dead.
Even the most vicious Tudor propagandists were forced to concede that Richard III was an effective administrator with balls of steel. He was as good an heir the house of York could have hoped for and was in a much better position to secure its future than either of his brother's offspring. England had already had a string of child-kings that had furthered the conflict and needed strong leadership for the first time in a hundred years. Richard only lost through a combination of bad luck and treachery.
> Still thinking that Richard III was a hunchback
It's not like they repeatedly made this very clear to not be the case in the press conference announcing they had found him or anything.
To be fair, the initial reports in the mainstream press that I remember reading seemed to imply that the deformation of the skeleton's spine was what confirmed it to be Richard III, given that he was a renowned hunchback.
Whoever my husband chooses to side with, obviously.
Nigel my son
Thou art a gewintred mann
Thou musteth choose royal allegiance
Will you choose
-Rightful and honourable York
-Inbred and bastardly Lancaster?
But he was a hunchback:
>and there was severe scoliosis of the spine, possibly making one shoulder higher than the other (to what extent depended on the severity of the condition).
While he may have had a hunchback due to his scoliosis, it should be noted that Usain Bolt also has scoliosis. It doesn't immediately mean you're a cripple, battle reports from.the time show Richard was an incredible fighter.
Scoliosis is not Kyphosis.
Richard Buckley says, almost word for word "He had a severe spinal deformity, but was NOT a hunchback" in the press conference they gave announcing the results of the Greyfriars dig.
Pic related. It is someone with the same condition, wearing medieval clothing.
That's Dominic Smee, lives in my town and i have met him a few times. Apparently the shape of his spine is pretty much the same as Richards was and Dom here is one of the only people his age (Also around the age of Richard at the time of Bosworth) Not to have any re constructive surgery on his spine.
Also kind of relevant (Not really, i just don't often get to brag about this) I was in the honour guard of Richard III when his funeral precession passed through Bosworth Battlefield last year. It was amazing to be within 10 feet of his coffin.
Autists and weeping women.
I saw a family slicing up a cake that Richard III in icing, that had been baked and stored inside an old biscuit tin. Litterally the most English thing I have ever seen.
Someone had purple boots? Didn't see them? They might have been the Medieval Artillery re-enactors who did the gun salute, now as a re-enactor, i am good at identifying autism, and they were definitely autists.
One of the cadets. LOOKING through the gallery of the days photos, purple boots are the least worst thing.
TRAINERS?!?!?? At a kings funeral?!??!???!!!!!?
Have a word with them mate.
>reenactor calling other reenactors autists
Hate to break it to you, but...
Richard III wasn't a hunchback- his spine was twisted. But an incompetent?
Richard III had such big balls that despite being a cripple, he donned fucking armor and died like a man on the field of battle, even bringing down one of Henry's bodyguards.
The county of Lancashire didn't really play a part in the Wars of the Roses . other than one side descending from a Duke of Lancaster. It was more of a conflict between the North and the Southwith most battles happeningin the midlands.
It's slowly starting to go the other way. He's the marmite king, loved or hated. He's either a saint or a pantomime villain.
I note that the Richard III Society are still regarded as nutters, even though we know that they were right about quite a lot.
Interest to note that many of Henry Tudors supporters were former Yorkists who had been in Edward IV'S household.
Not least Sir John Cheyne who was one of Edwards knights of the body and who was unhorsed by Richard at Bosworth.