- 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.
- 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.