November 26, 2012

Regarding the Nov. 25 front-page article “England unearths twisted history of Richard III after dig”:

It’s not just the Brits who get exercised over William Shakespeare’s spin on the body and life of King Richard III. Many Americans care, too.

In 1996, The Post published my article about traveling to places in England associated with Richard III, including the city of York, Middleham Castle and Bosworth Field. The response to that article (which was sympathetic to Richard) surprised me. It wasn’t just calls and letters. One die-hard Richard supporter gave me an excellent biography of our hero, and another Ricardian changed her will to leave me a framed engraving of his famous portrait. Now that the king’s bones may have been discovered, perhaps history (and Mr. Shakespeare) can be corrected. Rock on, RIII!

Cecily Nabors, Silver Spring