THE next local history talk at Dudley’s Archives and Local History Centre will examine the reputation of Richard III and question whether he was a murderer or a loyal brother.

Avid historian Max Keen will present the talk, which will be illustrated with a multimedia projection and full period costume, including armour and weapons.

Set against the complexities and horrors of the Wars of the Roses, the talk will stir up debate - was Richard the monster that Shakespeare would have us believe?

King Richard III - Murderer or Loyal Brother? has been organised by the Friends of Dudley Archives and takes place on Thursday October 1 at 7.30pm.

Admission is free to members of the Friends of Dudley Archives or £2 to visitors.

For more information contact the centre by calling 01384 812770.