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King Richard III poem to be read on Bard’s birthday

King Richard III poem to be read on Bard’s birthday

THE poem composed by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and read at King Richard III’s recent funeral by actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, is to get a second airing in Stratford-upon-Avon, this Thursday 23rd April on Shakespeare’s 451st birthday.

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Ambrose admits Hampshire still in control despite bullish century

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