And Thus I Clothe My Naked Villainy

by John J. Miller

Richard III made the news again this week: Forensic researchers say that this 15th-century English king drank lots of wine and ate swans. The stories come just in time for this week’s Between the Covers podcast with Desmond Seward, author of Richard III: England’s Black Legend. We discuss why Richard III has such a bad reputation, whether he’s the most villainous king in English history, and why some people are so determined to rehabilitate his reputation.