Manga Mania Just when you think that the story of King Richard III, whether Shakespeare’s version or factually-based, has been depicted in every form of media, something new comes along. In recent years, Richard has made his way into the popular pages of manga. “What is manga?” the older among us may ask. A brief definition is, “Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of comic books and

He painted the most famous portrait of Sir Thomas More. Opening on February 11 and running through May 15, 2022 at the Morgan Library in New York City, this is the first major American exhibit covering the art of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543).  Titled “Holbein: Capturing Character”, it travels to the Morgan Library from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  Born in Augsburg, trained in Basel, and living a

Head’s up to American Ricardians with an interest in armor! The Toledo Museum of Art is currently hosting an extensive exhibit about armor:  from its earliest use in the Ancient Greek period, through to the Medieval period, and beyond.  This is currently on display, and is scheduled to close on February 27.  For more information, check out their website. “Suits of armor, and the warriors who wore them, have fueled

  The 2022 awardee of the annual Schallek Fellowship is Alexandra Atiya from the University of Toronto.  Her dissertation topic is, “Economic and Spiritual Conflict in Medieval East Anglian Drama.”  Read Alexandra’s full abstract here… The Richard III Society-American Branch, in collaboration with the Medieval Academy of America, offers a full-year fellowship and five graduate student awards in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The fellowship and awards