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  • Seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III

    Richard III Play

    When the Stratford (Ontario) Festival announced in 2019 that they would be putting on Shakespeare’s Richard III in 2020, I experienced equal parts excitement and apprehension.  Of course, I would have to see it.  There was no question about that. … Read More ›

  • The Queen is Dead. Long Live the King!

    Queen Elizabeth II

    As those of you who have read the bio on my website know, I first became fascinated with Great Britain and its monarchy when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952.  I was then at a very impressionable… Read More ›

  • Buckingham

    Henry Stafford

    The time has come to address the “elephant in the room,” Henry Stafford, the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and his relationship with King Richard III.  It is the most crucial relationship in The Protector and is the reason I wrote… Read More ›

  • Duchess Kate

    Katherine Woodville

    No, I am not talking about that “Duchess Kate,” the former Catherine Middleton who is married to Prince William and in line to become Queen of England one day.  The Duchess Kate of this posting was born Katherine Woodville in… Read More ›

  • The Brothers Stanley

    Lord Thomas Stanley

    With this post, I am taking a break from discussing the women of The Protector to talk about Margaret Beaufort’s third husband, Thomas, Lord Stanley, and his younger brother Sir William. Both were major participants in the Wars of the… Read More ›