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Was Richard III a monster or a victim of historyRichard the III was a horrible tyrant who would stop at nothing to commit the most unthinkable acts to get what he wanted He was a man that would kill his own family and children to obtain his one goal which was to become the king I know what I should be easy on the guy he couldnt have been that bad of a guy Well you have to forgive me I was really unable to form an opinion of Richard I saw Shakespeares adaptation of his life and I was convinced that he was this terrible man Then I read The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey She had a much different perspective on Richard she explained that in a lot of ways Richard was a good guy She explains that the events that took place such as the deaths of many of his relatives were just coincidences In this paper I will explain how we can never trust history and I will use the comparison of these two adaptations of Richard the III Was Richard the III a horrible man or just a victim of history There are two sides to every story on one hand he was a good king that was misunderstood for his methods of becoming a king On the other he was a horrible tyrant who would do anything to get to the top This is why we must be so careful about and cant take history for granted We have two stories of Richard one Shakespeares adaptation of the story depicts him as a horrible bloodthirsty maniac Next we have Josephine Teys The Daughter of Time which has a much different account of Richards life For instances Shakespeares rendition of Richard was one of a tyrant an evil hunchback He would step to any level to become king of England he killed lied and stole to reach his
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