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  •  "A ruthless killer?" (5+ / 0-)

    How was Richard any more ruthless than Henry II?  Or Richard I?  Or Stephen?  Or William Marshal or Llewellyn Fawr or Simon de Montfort?

    All of these men, including Richard, were proven generals, fighters and warriors.  What makes Richard so much worse?

    And, for that matter, why does Edward IV get a pass for offing his own brother, George of Clarence?  Edward I put his cousin in a cage for over 20 years, but Richard is the only evil one?  

    Also, how would Richard have found out about the plight-troth, if Stillington hadn't told him?  It wasn't public knowledge until after Edward died.

    •  who said he was, and who gave anyone a pass? (0+ / 0-)

      richard had people tortured and summarily executed. that they all were a vicious lot doesn't excuse him.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:35:35 PM PST

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