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England's most hated ruler and Barnard Castle

1 month ago   |   By Royal Central

Poor old Richard III. This king just can't catch a break. William Shakespeare helped turn him into a much maligned monarch. Now, the site of one of his favourite homes is at the centre of a political storm that the Bard would have relished getting to grips with. For Barnard Castle, focus of the Dominic Cummings debate, was once the much loved residence of Richard.
The last Plantagenet's links to the town came about through marriage. Around 1472, Richard had wed Anne Neville, the younger daughter of the famous Kingmaker and one of the wealthiest women in the known world. Handy. Her...
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