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The Kingdom of England against Richard Plantagenet

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Josh Freeman in the dock as the defendant Richard Plantagenet.

In September 2018, our assumption was that King Richard III survived the Battle of Bosworth Field and was brought back to London to stand trial for the murders of various noblemen and of his two nephews in the Tower. Elizabeth Woodville and Lord Stanley testified to the defendant’s fiendish acts. The defense argued that Richard acted properly and expediently in executing traitors who sought to initiate a coup d’état against him, the rightful ruler. As to his nephews, he disclaimed any knowledge of their ultimate fate and pointed instead to an alternative suspect in the person of King Henry VII, who possessed both motive and opportunity to eliminate the rival Yorkist claimants.

  • Richard Plantagenet ~ Josh Freeman
  • Lord Thomas Stanley ~ Darryl Woodson
  • Sir James Tyrrel ~ Adam Gilmore
  • Elizabeth Woodville ~ Susan Benninghoff
  • Sir Edmund Shaw ~ Martin White
  • Richard Ratcliffe ~ Alexis Park
  • Presiding Judge ~ Bryan H. Wildenthal, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Prosecution Counsel ~ Gordon L. Gidlund, Esq.
  • Defense Counsel ~ Sam Bettwy, Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Court Clerk ~ Claire White
  • Director ~ Darryl Woodson
  • Playwright ~ Gordon L. Gidlund, Esq.


September 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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