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Emotion, Drama and Intrigue: A year in York’s relationship with Richard III, 1476 – 77

Emotion, Drama and Intrigue: A year in York’s relationship with Richard III, 1476 – 77

Paper by Sarah Rees Jones

Given online by the York Museums Trust on July 29, 2021

This talk by Sarah Rees Jones will explore the evidence of the York House Books and the York Mystery Plays for clues to the tumultuous relationship between York and Richard in the years before he became king. As ‘lieutenant of the north’ for his brother (Edward IV) Richard, duke of Gloucester, increasingly sought to impose his authority on the region’s capital city in ways that left a lasting legacy in popular culture from the mystery plays to memories of the city’s affection for the Yorkist kings.

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Sarah Rees Jones is a Professor of Medieval History at York University. She works on medieval urban history, with special interests in the history of citizenship and townplanning. Click here to view her university webpage or follow Sarah on Twitter @skimblejones

Click here to learn more about the York Museums Trust

Top Image: York – photo by Magnus Hagdorn / Flickr

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