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Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Here’s one for Our Maximum Leader: American Thinker has an article out on new evidence about the long-standing question of whether Richard III murdered the boys Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York. According to the article, some recently unearthed clues suggest Edward, at least, might not have been killed at all, but instead spirited away to live in a small, isolated village. One theory floated is that Richard might have made a deal with the boys’ mother.

Ol’ Robbo is no expert, but you may color me…..skeptical. The article offers only a few evidentiary hints to back up the theory, plus makes the very unfortunate choice of comparing the new investigation to that contained in Dan Brown’s The Da Vince Code. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for credibility. (Unless, of course, the author is deliberately signaling the same opinion. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.)

As I say, I’m no expert, but I’m inclined to believe Richard did, in fact, knock off his young rivals. Medieval realpolitik could be a bear. I can do so, however, without falling into the trap of cartoon villainy set by ol’ Will.

UPDATE: As long as I’m on the subject, let us not forget Peter Sellers’ epic send up of Larry Olivier’s Richard. Always larf-worthy.

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