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10 of the most intriguing auction items, Notebook

10 of the most intriguing auction items

A rare letter signed by Richard III was sold this week at a U.S. auction to a private collector for £34,516 – much less than its valued price of £80,000. Signed ‘R. Gloucestre’, the letter was found 12 miles from Bosworth last August. The Earl of Westmorland’s land troubles, featured in the letter, may have failed to capture the punters’ imaginations. But plenty of other historical finds have brought exciting tales to the auction table.

By | Notebook | Friday, 5 April 2013 at 4:05 pm

‘World Without End’, ‘Chivalry and Betrayal’ and why the Middle Ages mattered…, Arts

‘World Without End’, ‘Chivalry and Betrayal’ and why the Middle Ages mattered…

With the recent recovery of Richard III’s remains from a Leicester car park and the subsequent public interest in his demise, it appears that television producers and schedulers have an important decision to make about the past. What period is more worthy of their investment, the history of the same old bloody Henrys, or those of the rulers that preceded them, the Plantagenets and early Lancastrians?

By | Arts | Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 11:59 am

Joke thief alert – Richard III, McSmith

Joke thief alert – Richard III

Labour MP Mike McCann’s Richard III joke was not original.

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 12:43 pm

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young, Notebook

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 10:24 am

Caught & Social: Crouchy marries Clancy in first of a crop of weddings, Notebook

Caught & Social: Crouchy marries Clancy in first of a crop of weddings

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 July 2011 at 11:48 am

Today from i: Famous portrayals of Richard III, Notebook

Today from i: Famous portrayals of Richard III

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 30 June 2011 at 11:33 am

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