History Literature / RichardTheThirdInTheTwentyFirstCentury

9th Jul '17 3:39:42 AM Doug86
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!!''Richard III in the 21st Century'' provides examples of the follwing tropes:

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!!''Richard III in the 21st Century'' provides examples of the follwing following tropes:



%% * BritishFoodAndDrink: Inverted from its usual portrayal. Richard finds modern American food almost uniformly bland (though he does discover he likes pizza) and misses medieval English cooking. This is a bit of a GeniusBonus- medieval food was often seasoned to a point that modern tastebuds would find repellently overpowering to hide any potential bad flavors from food starting to go bad.

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%% * BritishFoodAndDrink: Inverted from its usual portrayal. Richard finds modern American food almost uniformly bland (though he does discover he likes pizza) and misses medieval English cooking. This is a bit of a GeniusBonus- GeniusBonus - medieval food was often seasoned to a point that modern tastebuds taste buds would find repellently overpowering to hide any potential bad flavors from food starting to go bad.



* MatzoFever: Richard is seriously thrown once he discovers Sarah is Jewish, thanks to ValuesDissonance between 1485 and 2004. While he's not violently antisemitic, he was raised with the usual medieval Christian attitudes about Jews, and it takes quite a lot of effort for him to accept that these views were wrong. His love for Sarah and her little daughters eventually trumps them, and by ''Loyalty Binds Me'' he's not bothered by it at all.

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* MatzoFever: Richard is seriously thrown once he discovers Sarah is Jewish, thanks to ValuesDissonance between 1485 and 2004. While he's not violently antisemitic, anti-Semitic, he was raised with the usual medieval Christian attitudes about Jews, and it takes quite a lot of effort for him to accept that these views were wrong. His love for Sarah and her little daughters eventually trumps them, and by ''Loyalty Binds Me'' he's not bothered by it at all.



* ShoutOut: Richard is delighted by ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. Once he gets over his shock at realizing he was ''laughing at the Plague'', anyway.

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* ShoutOut: Richard is delighted by ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. Once he gets over his shock at realizing he was ''laughing at the Plague'', anyway.



** "You've already experienced [[PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles planes, trains, and automobiles...]]"

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** "You've already experienced [[PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles planes, trains, and automobiles...]]"
18th Mar '17 12:17:10 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BritishFoodAndDrink: Inverted from its usual portrayal. Richard finds modern American food almost uniformly bland (though he does discover he likes pizza) and misses medieval English cooking. This is a bit of a GeniusBonus- medieval food was often seasoned to a point that modern tastebuds would find repellently overpowering to hide any potential bad flavors from food starting to go bad.

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%% * BritishFoodAndDrink: Inverted from its usual portrayal. Richard finds modern American food almost uniformly bland (though he does discover he likes pizza) and misses medieval English cooking. This is a bit of a GeniusBonus- medieval food was often seasoned to a point that modern tastebuds would find repellently overpowering to hide any potential bad flavors from food starting to go bad.
31st May '16 11:54:52 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Richard III in the 21st Century''''' is a duology (so far) of historical science-fiction novels by Joan Szechtman, about... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guess]].

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'''''Richard ''Richard III in the 21st Century''''' Century'' is a duology (so far) of historical science-fiction novels by Joan Szechtman, about... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin guess]].
31st May '16 11:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* WorthyOpponent: Richard regards Hosgrove this way as he gets to know him. He has no doubt that Hosgrove merely wants to pump him for information and then send him back to Bosworth to die, but he has the utmost respect for his history as a soldier and his advanced age. [[spoiler:Their relationship grows more friendly, bizarrely enough, after Hosgrove ''shoots'' Richard, and the extent to which he regrets this convinces Richard that Hosgrove isn't as utterly merciless as he thought.]]
* XMeetsY: ''This Time'' can be summarized as basically "''{{Film/Thor}}'' (with whom it shares many, ''many'' tropes and a basic FishOutOfWater premise, though it predates ''Thor'' by two years) meets ''Literature/TheSunneInSplendour'' (with whom it shares its protagonist)". ''Loyalty Binds Me'' is more or less ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' [-STARRING RICHARD III!-]

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* WorthyOpponent: Richard regards Hosgrove this way as he gets to know him. He has no doubt that Hosgrove merely wants to pump him for information and then send him back to Bosworth to die, but he has the utmost respect for his history as a soldier and his advanced age. [[spoiler:Their relationship grows more friendly, bizarrely enough, after Hosgrove ''shoots'' Richard, and the extent to which he regrets this convinces Richard that Hosgrove isn't as utterly merciless as he thought.]]
* XMeetsY: ''This Time'' can be summarized as basically "''{{Film/Thor}}'' (with whom it shares many, ''many'' tropes and a basic FishOutOfWater premise, though it predates ''Thor'' by two years) meets ''Literature/TheSunneInSplendour'' (with whom it shares its protagonist)". ''Loyalty Binds Me'' is more or less ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' [-STARRING RICHARD III!-]
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31st May '16 11:48:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Adrian Strange.
15th Feb '16 7:20:05 AM MacronNotes
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* TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer: Richard, by the time of ''Loyalty Binds Me''.
7th Jan '16 6:22:41 PM Teakay
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* RedHerring: In ''Loyalty Binds Me'', there are claims that the murder case against Richard will be backed up by DNA testing on the child skeletons found in the Tower. Richard reveals that the skeletons couldn't be the princes -- he secretly sent them out of England and substituted two boys who resembled them to take their place in the Tower. But those boys resembled them so much because they were a result of their father's philandering... [[spoiler:They never get to test the skeletons]].
4th Sep '15 5:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeweyDefeasTruman: The series itself becomes AlternateHistory to the 2000s as well in ''Loyalty Binds Me''- large parts of the exposition are devoted to discussing John Ashdown-Hill's research into Richard III's genes, including mention of a female relative living in Canada in 2004, and this genetic information's importance to proving Richard ''is'' Richard. This was the same information used in the real world to identify Richard's remains in 2012- remains which, in the book, aren't Richard's at all, but a predeceased IdenticalStranger's.

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* DeweyDefeasTruman: DeweyDefeatsTruman: The series itself becomes AlternateHistory to the 2000s as well in ''Loyalty Binds Me''- large parts of the exposition are devoted to discussing John Ashdown-Hill's research into Richard III's genes, including mention of a female relative living in Canada in 2004, and this genetic information's importance to proving Richard ''is'' Richard. This was the same information used in the real world to identify Richard's remains in 2012- remains which, in the book, aren't Richard's at all, but a predeceased IdenticalStranger's.
4th Sep '15 5:16:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeweyDefeasTruman: The series itself becomes AlternateHistory to the 2000s as well in ''Loyalty Binds Me''- large parts of the exposition are devoted to discussing John Ashdown-Hill's research into Richard III's genes, including mention of a female relative living in Canada in 2004, and this genetic information's importance to proving Richard ''is'' Richard. This was the same information used in the real world to identify Richard's remains in 2012- remains which, in the book, aren't Richard's at all, but a predeceased IdenticalStranger's.



* HistoryMarchesOn: The series itself becomes AlternateHistory to the 2000s as well in ''Loyalty Binds Me''- large parts of the exposition are devoted to discussing John Ashdown-Hill's research into Richard III's genes, including mention of a female relative living in Canada in 2004, and this genetic information's importance to proving Richard ''is'' Richard. This was the same information used in the real world to identify Richard's remains in 2012- remains which, in the book, aren't Richard's at all, but a predeceased IdenticalStranger's.
17th Nov '14 11:06:58 AM Patachou
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The first book, ''This Time'', begins with RichardOfGloucester making his final charge at Bosworth Field. He is felled by his own treasonous forces, succumbs to death...

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The first book, ''This Time'', begins with RichardOfGloucester UsefulNotes/RichardIII making his final charge at Bosworth Field. He is felled by his own treasonous forces, succumbs to death...
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