The news is in that yes, the bones found under the public housing parking lot in Leicester are indeed those of Richard III. Any of you following along should have expected this. When the news of a televised special about the King was announced, it seemed obvious the finding would go only one way; otherwise, the parties involved could have been setting themselves up for a Geraldo Rivera moment.
Where does all of this find us? If you have an affinity for history, this has to whet your appetite for more. I know it does mine. But as a Richard Armitage fan, I find myself wondering about Philippa Langley. I’m intensely curious about her. According to reports I’ve read, she has written a play about Richard III and now would like to mount a drama about him that may involve Richard Armitage. I would love to know much more about her as a writer and in particular a screenwriter.
After the Richard III Special is done today, I’m going to tune in to a live Q&A with her and Professor Lin Foxhall, Head of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. I’m not sure how much I will learn about Ms. Langley’s writing, but my curiosity will ensure I’m listening to every word she says and hoping the format is conducive to asking some questions about the possible drama. I hope you will be listening as well, and if you have any questions about how to do that, please let me know.