after reading so much on the wars of the roses and the princes and two biographies on king Edward, and the first tudor and those who came from Gaunt and Henry vi and Henry V; Warwick and his times and doings, all the marriages and allicances, manipulations and manoeuverings and schemes; and of course the four Plantagenet books of Costain, he was the first one for me who brought the historians and their debates on Henry vii and Richard out in the popular open and to me about what could have happened in that damn tower... I became as much an expert as you can do without actually being one
but then that was a previous life long in my past eight lives ago
so it is nice to me to see this development; so many of the kings' remains we have in various churches, tombs, abbies; even though the Cromwell clan tried their best to savage and strew round as many as they could get ahold
PS- I want to give our readers a super lil summary BBC has on what went wrong for Richard, what was he really doing and facing, and why,
' Ms Pidgeon said: "In some ways this is where it starts to go wrong. Edward's heir, also called Edward, is just 12 years old which makes his grasp on power uncertain.
"Add to that the new king's mother, and her family the Woodvilles, are hungry for power. All this in a land which has seen decades of changing loyalties and rivalries.
"Richard was sitting on a powder keg."
In the ensuing power struggle, Richard had several nobles executed and placed Edward V and his younger brother in the Tower of London, a secure royal residence.
Within days, doubts about the legitimacy of the two princes were proclaimed and Richard was offered the crown.
Dr John Ashdown-Hill, the author of a book about the last days of Richard, said: "This was not a straightforward succession.
"While I think Richard was the rightful heir because his brother's children were illegitimate, there was some upset over the passage of the crown to Richard.
"Some people will have viewed him as someone ready to be ousted."
Ms Pidgeon said: "This led to a split between those who supported the family of Edward IV and those who saw Richard as the more legitimate and more capable leader.
"And of course there are lots of shifting allegiances with people thinking of what is best for them, usually in terms of land and money." '
OH I Read so much on all those dang Woodville scroungers what came up from that one lady Edward married...
SO did Richard do it for himself or for the realm? well both really.