Mirror M@ilbox: For the record.THE Richard III Society has complained about the Daily Mirror accusing King Richard King Richard was the name of three monarchs in English history:
Prosecution case: Richard, when Protector, ordered Edward V Edward V, 1470–83?, king of England (1483), elder son of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. His father's death (1483) left the boy king the pawn of the conflicting ambitions of his paternal uncle, the duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) and his maternal and then his younger brother to be sent to the Tower. There is much evidence that he executed any challenger to his attempt to seize the crown. Sir James Tyrell is alleged to have confessed to getting his groom Dighton and a jailer, Forest, to smother the princes on the orders of Richard.
Defence Case: Richard was first accused of killing the princes by Sir Thomas More whose history was not written until the reign of Henry Tudor - who wanted to blacken black·en
v. black·ened, black·en·ing, black·ens
1. To make black.
2. To sully or defame: a scandal that blackened the mayor's name.
3. Richard's name. This was where Shakespeare got his information. There was no earlier evidence, even, that Richard had a "crook-back" and withered arm.
Verdict: Guilty as charged.