Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Elizabeth Mackintosh

A Scottish novelist who passed away in 1952, her detective stories in particular were popular for the next twenty years, after which they became almost forgotten.  Writing under the name of Josephine Tey, she created the character of the detective Alan Grant.  Her most famous work is The Daughter of Time, which investigates the supposed wicked deeds of King Richard III.  She did not believe he was hunchbacked, thinking it was later Tutor propaganda.  However just a few days ago a hunchbacked skeleton was supposed to be scientifically proven to be that of Richard III. 

Kind of gruesome...Arguments claiming Richard III did not murder the two princes in the Tower of London are examined in her book.  However most historians follow the theory of foul play at the hands of R III, who had custody of the boys.

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