For once, Matthew gets to talk rather than me! “The Protagonist Speaks…”
(With many thanks to Assaph Mehr for giving him the opportunity.)
Dear readers, tonight with me is boy of twelve years, a merchant’s son who always dreamt of being a knight. His chance came in the summer of 1482, when he joined Richard, Duke of Gloucester – the future King Richard III.
He’s here to tell us about his life at court and the deadly games of the Wars of the Roses.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
I was born, and lived all my life until last summer, in my father’s house on Stonegate, one of the finest streets of my home town of York. My father may not be one of the wealthiest merchants in the city, but to me, it’s a beautiful house. It even has glass-paned casements that you can open in some of the front windows. If you open the one in our second-floor jetty (where I used to…
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