• Richard is usually remembered as the king who murdered the two young princes in the Tower.
  • The evidence for this is far from conclusive.
  • His reputation was damaged by Thomas Moore, politician and writer, in the days of Henry VIII.
  • It was destroyed in the play Richard III by William Shakespeare written in the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • Henry Tudor defeated Richard in battle and so became Henry VII, father of Henry VIII and grandfather of Elizabeth.
  • You might think Moore and Shakespeare were biased, in favour of not being charged with treason.
  • Richard’s reputation is only now being reassessed.

So what?

  • What could damage your reputation?
  • Would it matter?
  • How could you recover it?
  • How do you manage that risk?

I will be blogging soon on managing the reputational risk.