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  • Colin Burke
    February 20, 2013 - 13:28

    Wondering, loving one's enemy is not always inconsistent with killing him in fair fight, as people mostly fought, or knew at least that they ought to fight, in Richard's time. Anyone who kills deserves to be killed, and it would be charitable to assume that both Henry and Richard believed that the other deserved to be killed. At least Richard was more ready than Henry to risk being killed in an effort to deal out what he deemed his enemy deserved. Wanting people to have what they deserve, rather than giving them everything they want, is real love, at least if one wants them to have it because they deserve it and not just because they won't like it.

  • Wondering
    February 20, 2013 - 09:58

    Colin, Do you not praise Christainity, where one should love his enemy? Yet you praise Richard's guts and logic.

  • Colin Burke
    February 20, 2013 - 08:58

    Richard at least had the guts and sense of logic to challenge his Tudor rival, a mere Welsh upstart, to settle their respective claims by fighting it out in single combat, which the craven Tudor cravenly declined.