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Re: Succession
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2734  Tuesday, 4 December 2001

[1]     From:   Karen Peterson <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Dec 2001 08:34:15 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2711 Re: Succession

[2]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Dec 2001 11:04:21 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2711 Re: Succession

[3]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Dec 2001 18:34:55 -0000
        Subj:   Princes in the Tower


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From:           Karen Peterson <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Dec 2001 08:34:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 12.2711 Re: Succession
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2711 Re: Succession

> I know the thread is about Hamlet but I can't let
> this go by.  Too many
> inaccurate history books and Shakespeare,
> notwithstanding, Richard III
> did not kill his nephews.  This has been proven
> satisfactorily, "beyond
> reasonable doubt", many times.

Can you help us by providing citations/sources for this?

> Nor did he kill Clarence.  King Edward IV had
> Clarence murdered and
> almost certainly the princes were killed at the
> instigation of the Duke of Buckingham

Has this been 'proven satisfactorily, "beyond reasonable doubt"'?

Cheers,
Karen

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Date:           Monday, 3 Dec 2001 11:04:21 -0600
Subject: 12.2711 Re: Succession
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2711 Re: Succession

Without being excessively repetitious of many sound (and some unsound)
responses, I hope I can clarify what's up in *Hamlet*.

The kingship is clearly to be thought of as elective, just how remains
obscure (as well it might). Hamlet says that it

 

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