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