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Richard the Third of England has been portrayed as being an attractive man, especially in his youth. He was of medium height, clean-shaven, with long bobbed reddish-brown hair, although I have read books/articles describing his hair as dark brown to almost black.
Whatever, this bears little resemblance to Shakespeare's portrayal of a short, ugly, hunchback who possessed a withered arm; details of which appear to be scarce.
Richard has been typecast for several centuries as a murderous monster who claimed the throne of England by disposing of the more vital relatives along the way.
Historians, writers and scholars over the centuries, when documenting the Wars of the Roses* and the reign of the Tudors, continue to emphasise assorted atrocities committed by Richard that reinforce the above-mentioned impression.
What follows is a review of the Wars of the Roses*, the achievements of Richard the Third, and an examination of the crimes of which he was accused.