Dicks I Have Studied


So I finally borrowed “Hate is the Other Side of Love" from Amazon Kindle.

It was fairly ridiculous but not very sexy. The author used the word “f*ck” twice, which while the word might be medieval (I think the OED says it was first in print in the 1500s), it was really…

Oh right, Kendall. Sometimes I forget about him. His biography is good, but is not as highly regarded as it once was. Historians generally regard it as being a little too sympathetic.

It’s been a while since I read any Richard III biographies, but I think Charles Ross is most highly recommended. It better not be Hicks’ bio because his is almost as negative as Kendall’s is positive.

Granted, history is all about making an argument, but I think Kendall’s argument veers too far into the saintly realm. I mean, it’s been about ten years since I read Kendall, but doesn’t he push the idea that Richard and Anne were in love before they married? A nice romantic sentiment, but probably not the reason the two wed. The match was practical for both of them.

So I finally borrowed “Hate is the Other Side of Love" from Amazon Kindle.

It was fairly ridiculous but not very sexy. The author used the word “f*ck” twice, which while the word might be medieval (I think the OED says it was first in print in the 1500s), it was really jarring given how she wrote her other dialogue.

Anyway, the author claims in her sort-of bibliography there’s an article in which a scholar speculates that Buckingham and Richard III were lovers for a short time and Buckingham’s rebellion might have had something to do with that relationship ending badly. Does anyone know what this purported article is called? Who it’s by? Anything?

Because I need to read it!

Said short-story author also says there are articles with evidence blaming Buckingham for the princes’ murders. Anyone got any info on that? I always thought that theory was a teeny bit possible but mostly a remote pro-Ricardian pipe dream best left to historical fiction.

Anyway, if you have Kindle privileges that allow you to borrow “Hate is the Other Side of Love” for free, you might want to go for it (it’s really short). But don’t pay the 99 cents.



I’m helping out dicksihavestudied in her book about Dick Grayson by writing the section on New-52’s Dick Grayson. This is going to be super amazing.

I get to talk about The Higgins run of Nightwing, The Court of Owls, Forever Evil (and the tumblr crowd upset by what’s going on) and the ongoing Grayson issues.

I’m not really going to “sell” the New-52, but i am going to say “This is the new interpretation of the character, much like how Batman changes over the decades, so does Dick”.

And no, I am not going to talk about how I cried reading the tradeback of Nightwing #1. NOPE!

Whoo-hoo! Super excited to have you on board!!!

As for the crying, just say it’s an emotional issue : )





You guys I go to college tomorrow? I go to college in like seven hours. Everyone reblog this post with college advice. Be my tumblr parents.

Don’t procrastinate on your homework, especially the easy stuff you can whip through in 20 minutes. You think you can do it the…

Ask for help when you need it. Talk to people. Check your email. Try new things. Have fun.

Go to office hours! Your professors will a) know who you are and b) appreciate that someone showed up.

Study abroad. It’s the shit.

Would you consider Anne of Bohemia for being responsible for popularizing the name, Anne, in England? I can't find any notable English people with the name before her.

You know, this is an excellent question that I do not have an answer to.

I would say it’s certainly a possibility, especially since it seems that Philippa became a more popular name during and after the time of Edward III and Queen Philippa.

The increasing popularity of the name Anne might also be related to the increasing popularity of St Anne, the Virgin Mary’s mother. There were some chapels dedicated to St Anne as early as the 1200s, but the surge in St Anne’s popularity was a late-14th and 15th century thing.

Anne of Bohemia probably helped spread the word about St Anne because Queen Anne was devoted to her. Pope Urban VI sent a bull ordering observance of Anne’s feast in England in 1382 or 1383; scholars disagree over whether Urban did it as a wedding present for Anne or if Anne asked him to do it. In any event, St Anne was increasing in popularity at the same time Anne of Bohemia was queen.

So yes and no? I want to guess that St Anne was probably the reason more people named their daughters Anne, but Anne of Bohemia helped spread St Anne’s fame.


I made a Powerpoint!
Feel free to add any info that I left out that you think is important~

Even the Forgotten English calendar remembers Richard III.

Even the Forgotten English calendar remembers Richard III.

Links to Articles on Richard III’s Body

To commemorate Bosworth and Richard’s untimely death, here are links to the most recent scholarly article about his skeleton. Lucky for us, most of these have been published open-access.

Significant Lifestyle Changes from Journal of Archaeological Science

King in the Car Park from Antiquity

Intestinal Parasites from The Lancet

Richard’s Scoliosis from The Lancet

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