Baraou no Souretsu - 20

Baraou no Souretsu – 20

Baraou no Souretsu – 20

Baraou no Souretsu - 20Baraou no Souretsu is, sadly, getting ever-more ludicrous all the time. Yet it still, somehow, annoys me less than the casual fictionalization of Richard III and his time that’s so broadly accepted as fact. Baraou no Souretsu is a very flawed anime, to say the least. But the interest it’s sparked in me has me realizing to just what extent the accepted “history” of the era is Tudor propaganda. The more you dig the worse it smells. I give credence to almost none of it now.
Baraou no Souretsu - 20I don’t all that much to say about the events depicted in this episode, to be honest. I think the broader topic of Richard is much more interesting. I’d been on the hunt for something resembling an unbiased account and quickly realized that’s in incredibly difficult challenge. I remembered a “non-fiction” book entitled “The Princes in the Tower” by Alison Weir being well-reviewed, and thought that might be a good resource. Instead I found it laughably biased – as in, I was literally laughing at the contortions Weir was doing to ratify any hearsay supporting her own theories and dismiss any facts which disputed them.
Baraou no Souretsu - 20I did finally find a pretty balanced and thoughtful take on Richard – and the irony is, it’s a novel. But it’s a novel about history and historians, and how you shouldn’t always take what’s assumed to be true at face value. The book is called “The Daughter of Time”, the author being a well-known mystery writer named Josephine Tey. It was published around 1950 (Tey tied just a couple of years later, sadly) and features her regular protagonist, Inspector Grant, laid up in hospital in London after having fallen through a trap door. Bored out of his wits, he winds up investigating the murder of the princes from a Scotland Yard rather than historian’s perspective, with fascinating results.
Baraou no Souretsu - 20I’ll leave you to read it if you wish – in addition to the fascinating theme it’s a hell of a good yarn. But I will say this much, and this not a biased perspective – almost everything we take for granted about those fateful few years in the 1480’s is likely bullshit. It’s hearsay testimony from utterly unreliable witnesses. In point of fact it takes much less credulity to believe Richard didn’t murder than princes than that he did – and indeed, there’s another suspect against whom the case is a lot more convincing. There is no actual evidence against Richard at all, really – and in terms of motive, that other suspect had a much stronger one than he did.
Baraou no Souretsu - 20Be that as it may, this is still an anime post. But truthfully this is all pretty silly. Richard getting pregnant, Stafford deciding first to imprison him, then telling Henry VI to kill him – seriously? It doesn’t really merit a whole lot of commentary or analysis, honestly – I’m in it for the lulz at this point. And I suppose for the curiosity factor, to see if Barou takes the contrarian approach to the matter of the princes or in the end regurgitates the some absurd stew history books and the hacks who write them have been feeding us for 500 years.











[photo30]Baraou no Souretsu is, sadly, getting ever-more ludicrous all the time. Yet it still, somehow, annoys me less than the casual fictionalization of Richard III and his time that’s so broadly accepted as fact. Baraou no Souretsu is a very flawed anime, to say the least. But the interest it’s sparked in me has me realizing to just what extent the accepted “history” of the era is Tudor propaganda. The more you dig the worse it smells. I give credence to almost none of it now.
[photo31]I don’t all that much to say about the events depicted in this episode, to be honest. I think the broader topic of Richard is much more interesting. I’d been on the hunt for something resembling an unbiased account and quickly realized that’s in incredibly difficult challenge. I remembered a “non-fiction” book entitled “The Princes in the Tower” by Alison Weir being well-reviewed, and thought that might be a good resource. Instead I found it laughably biased – as in, I was literally laughing at the contortions Weir was doing to ratify any hearsay supporting her own theories and dismiss any facts which disputed them.
[photo32]I did finally find a pretty balanced and thoughtful take on Richard – and the irony is, it’s a novel. But it’s a novel about history and historians, and how you shouldn’t always take what’s assumed to be true at face value. The book is called “The Daughter of Time”, the author being a well-known mystery writer named Josephine Tey. It was published around 1950 (Tey tied just a couple of years later, sadly) and features her regular protagonist, Inspector Grant, laid up in hospital in London after having fallen through a trap door. Bored out of his wits, he winds up investigating the murder of the princes from a Scotland Yard rather than historian’s perspective, with fascinating results.
[photo33]I’ll leave you to read it if you wish – in addition to the fascinating theme it’s a hell of a good yarn. But I will say this much, and this not a biased perspective – almost everything we take for granted about those fateful few years in the 1480’s is likely bullshit. It’s hearsay testimony from utterly unreliable witnesses. In point of fact it takes much less credulity to believe Richard didn’t murder than princes than that he did – and indeed, there’s another suspect against whom the case is a lot more convincing. There is no actual evidence against Richard at all, really – and in terms of motive, that other suspect had a much stronger one than he did.
[photo34]Be that as it may, this is still an anime post. But truthfully this is all pretty silly. Richard getting pregnant, Stafford deciding first to imprison him, then telling Henry VI to kill him – seriously? It doesn’t really merit a whole lot of commentary or analysis, honestly – I’m in it for the lulz at this point. And I suppose for the curiosity factor, to see if Barou takes the contrarian approach to the matter of the princes or in the end regurgitates the some absurd stew history books and the hacks who write them have been feeding us for 500 years.










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