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30. May, 2022

Four Zoom talks last year and already three more this year, what a great invention for those of us Covid-wary and/or no longer as mobile as we were! I particularly enjoy the Q&As afterwards when we exchange ideas about all sorts of things, many unrelated to the advertised topic. On the negative side, it denies me the opportunity to sign and sell my books. 😥 Book publishing is an expensive business, and in this new reality I doubt I'll be able to afford to do it again. Anyone considering buying my last two books ... please do! Especially now the Richard III Society has lost its bookselling division. 

1. Apr, 2022

Sadly my advertised talk 'Six Months in 1483' can't be given at the North Mercia event on 2 April. A late change to the programme replaced my slot and the organisers couldn't reschedule it, so it was cancelled. I hope they have a wonderful day - I hear the audience figures are very impressive!

16. Jan, 2022

Not long after my last blog entry with photo of my beloved Martha, she had a sudden stroke and died at the age of 16. Life is never the same for me without a doggy companion, so soon afterwards I adopted Poppy, rescued from Romania. Unknown to me, she had serious medical problems which got steadily worse. To make a long story short, sweet little Poppy didn't make it beyond the new year. RIP dear little girl.

18. May, 2021

I gather the full quota of 100 spaces for my talk on 23 May has been filled, even without any advertising by the Richard III Society. LOL
At the request of those who will miss it, I am happy to give the same talk via Zoom to any branch or group that would like to host it. Just don't ask me to host it myself! 
This Zooming is ideal for me as I can't do much travelling now (had to give up my car due to eyesight). And it's a problem finding a home from home while I'm away for Martha, who is now even older than me in doggy years!
Looking forward to seeing many friends on Sunday - of the personal kind and the Facebook kind.

7. May, 2021

I find myself overflowing with Ricardian ideas – this is the penalty for translating and analysing Mancini! I’ve been working on an article about the episode at Stony Stratford between Richard and the Woodvilles, and am giving a talk on this via Zoom on 23 May at 14.00 (to Richard III Society members). This article has been rapidly growing. Essentially I am trying to get my head around why the confrontation with the Woodvilles actually happened, and a new idea has suddenly entered  my head. Do I write a second article? Do I make my current one even longer? If so, who will publish it? Who will even read it? In the immortal words of Scarlett O’Hara, I’ll think about that tomorrow. First I must get this all down in writing ...