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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saturday Speaker Series


A Parking Lot is No Burial Place for a King of England! The (Still) Unfinished Story of Richard III.  

Join us on Saturday, November 30th at 2pm for our monthly literary series featuring
Dr. Cheryl White. Dr. White will be speaking at the Gallery Fine Art Center (2151 Airline Dr.) about the recent discovery of the controversial 
fifteenth century monarch Richard III's remains recently uncovered in a parking lot. Richard III 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."

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