Across the front pages of newspapers all around the Western world on Wednesday was news of an English royal wedding. In the excitement, some readers may have missed last week’s other big royal story: the discovery of Richard II’s glove.
The royal wedding is of course the one to come next year between Prince William, grandson of the queen and likely one day to be king, and Catherine Middleton, a “middle class” girl whose parents, the papers say, run a mail-order business called Party Pieces, selling supplies for children’s parties. (All agree that the Middletons are millionaires.)
The Richard II news is more 14th-century, and it is that the fragment of what was almost certainly a glove belonging to that controversial king has been discovered in what looks like a cigarette box in the basement archive of the National Portrait Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square.… Seguir leyendo »