Saturday 31 August 2013

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a Strawberry?

Richard III's actions in the summer of 1483, when he unexpectedly put aside his twelve-year-old nephew and became King of England, are considered to be out of character. Could a food allergy have triggered the series of events that lead to the fall of the House of York?

Here's my piece in the New Statesman:

1 comment:

  1. The earliest source I can find is Thomas Moore's History of Richard III; but, that must be drawing from an earlier source, which I haven't ferreted out yet. Any suggestions to help put me on the right scent?