Saturday, July 13, 2019

'Odd' Richard III Portrait

From the BBC:
A portrait of Richard III, designed to make him look "odd", is to go on show in the city where his bones were found. It is part of the National Portrait Gallery's Coming Home programme which takes portraits to places with which they are linked. The monarch's skeleton was found by archaeologists beneath a Leicester car park in 2012. Experts say the painting, hosted by the city's New Walk Museum, was subtle propaganda to undermine his character. Richard was the last king from the house of Plantagenet and died fighting Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII, at Bosworth in 1485. (Read more.)

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