Gallery Fine Art Center, Saturday Speaker Series
November 30, 2013
2151 Airline Drive
Bossier City, Louisiana
free to the public
A Parking Lot is No Burial Place for a King of England! The (Still) Unfinished Story of Richard III
Dr. White will be exploring the recent discovery of the remains of one of England's most controversial monarchs, Richard III.
Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth Field, the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare.
Dr. Cheryl White is Assistant Professor of European History at LSU in Shreveport. Her primary field of study is late medieval and early modern England. She has published numerous journal articles on Tudor England and is the author of a recently released biography of General Leonidas Polk, Louisiana's Fighting Bishop. Her forthcoming book title is "From Oxford Martyrs to Jesuit Priests: The Anglican Crucible of Fire and Blood, 1553- 1603."
The Gallery Fine Art Center is a project of the Bossier Arts Council and made possible by the generous donations of Meredith Hamrick, Sharon and Ken McGivney, Marcy Everett and The Airline Plaza.
For more information on Cheryl White or the Bossier Arts Council please contact us at 318-741-8310 or check out our website www.bossierarts.org