John Masters

Richard III Museum tells different story than famous playwright

Shakespeare has the last Plantagenet king down as being a hunchback and a monster but the Richard III Museum says 'bollocks'

Karlovy Vary is a very ‘once upon a time’ kind of place

Karlovy Vary — formerly called Karlsbad — in the Czech Republic is a very "once upon a time" kind of place. Its main avenue, alongside the steaming Tepla River, and its hilly residential areas are lined by villas, hotels and small palaces designed in rococo, neo-baroque and art nouveau styles, all painted in confectioners’ colours.