Sunday, 10 February 2013

Richard III's Accent

Apparently, with the current interest in all things Ricardian, someone has been trying to work out what Richard III sounded like.
They seem to think he had a West Midlands accent - and Broadcasting House on Radio 4 demonstrated what he might have sounded like by inviting Noddy Holder into the studio to read out a note written by Richard himself, and the famous "Now is the winter of our discontent" speech from Shakespeare!
(Of course, Shakespeare himself was a Brummy, more or less! According to the Radio 4 comedy Old Harry's Game, anyway).

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