How did Richard III sound?

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Published by University of Leicester Press Office for University of Leicester in Education and also in Communities

In a University of Leicester podcast interview, Dr Philip Shaw from the School of English discusses how Richard III may have sounded in his own lifetime. With the use of two letters with notes from Richard III himself, Dr Shaw delves deeper into what the man was really like.  Both letters provide a sneak peek into the world of Richard III’s language, spelling and grammar. As both letters begin with formulaic and neat words from a secretary, Dr Shaw has used this as a point of comparison wi...

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