Exploring: Bosworth Field by Sir John Beaumont

Episode 201,  Mar 11, 2022, 09:15 AM

An exploration of Bosworth Field, a narrative poem about the famous battle. It's rather good.

A read through and discussion of Bosworth Field, a narrative poem by Sir John Beaumont published posthumously in 1629, telling the events of the battle of Bosworth in 1485.

The poem isn't split into parts, and some of the splits are inexact, but roughly the readers were Eric Karoulla as Henry VI, Brakenbury, Ferrers, Talbot, Bourchier, Clifton; Liza Graham  as Norfolk, Stanley, Richmond, Percy, Surrey, Scout, Byron, Catesby; Emma Kemp as narrator for Richard's forces; Gina Moravec as Richard, Oxford, Hungerford.

The host was Robert Crighton, who also read narration from the side of Richmond's forces.

This continues our exploration of history plays/texts - especially on Richard III.
Continue the journey with our work on The True Tragedy of Richard III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VTVSKpMIFI&list=PLflmEwgdfKoLqof8eUWJU5EEJXr93e56y
Or, The Ghost of Richard III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0DblYYO8cQ
Or, our discussing episode on Ghost - https://audioboom.com/posts/7633017-discussing-the-ghost-of-richard-iii-by-christopher-brooke
Or, The Rising to the Crown of Richard III by himself - https://audioboom.com/posts/7676039-the-rising-to-the-crown-of-richard-iii-by-himself-via-giles-fletcher

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