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Knowing that this is early in your podcast list, I hesitate to mention this because it might be coming up elsewhere.
However – a tiny note- the reason that Essex was eager to have Richard II be performed the night before his attempt to overthrow Elizabeth I, was that the scene when Richard is deposed had been forbidden by the censors so the audiences had never seen it. He wanted the people to rise up, and since the King was supposedly chosen and anointed by God’s will, he wanted them to see that there was a precedent for removing an anointed king. A lot of good it did him.
Hello Cynde! It warms my heart that you are listening through the entire podcast! What an honor you pay the show. Thank you! In response to your question, yes! We do cover Richard II, and the entire Essex Rebellion in a couple of places, but most notably here with our guest, Clare Asquith https://www.cassidycash.com/ep22/ (but have no hesitations about chiming in! It’s always fun to have a good conversation 🙂 )