Richard III & Shakespeare the Spin Doctor: How the Bard Shapes Audience Opinion of a Classic Villain

  Literary works that inspire my writing, Part I If you think the media shapes audience opinion now, Shakespeare had it twisted around his little finger over 400 years ago. In Richard III, Richard is the classic villain, the nefarious hunchback, who deceives and murders…

Athaliah & Jehosheba: How Two Obscure Women Affected World History

A tale of two ancient women and two priests Before Elizabeth I or Catherine the Great, there were Athaliah, the only queen of Judah, and Jehosheba, her courageous stepdaughter. Ninth century BCE. A tiny city in a tiny kingdom in the Ancient Near East. Over…