Monday, February 18, 2013

Rob Oakeshott and Richard III

This is Rob Oakeshott, federal MP for Lyne in New South Wales. No one who followed the last Austalian election will forget his interminable speech revealing which major party he would support. Not interminable, it was only 17 minutes, but it felt longer watching it.

And this is a reconstruction of Richard III, who has been under a Leicester car park for the last few centuries. He was the last Plantagenet king; the Tudors who followed wrote the history which made him out to be a villain. It ain’t necessarily so: the Economist obituary is here.

I wonder if they could possibly be related.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I love this! Especially as I see the live version far too often, living as I do these days, in Australia.