Research & King Richard’s Life

 
First of all, before I start with news about King Richard III and actor Richard Armitage again in the new year 2014,
I hope you reached the year 2014 in good health and will have a wonderful and successful year!!!
 
My own beginning of the year 2014 was a bit sub-optimal in various aspects and so the year ahead has a very wide bandwidth of opportunity to get better ;o)
Hopefully your start into 2014 was better than mine and the year advances to a fantastic outcome, maybe even the hotly anticipated announcement of the King Richard Armitage – film.
 
 


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  • The Sag Harbor Express: The Hobbit’s Hunks, Part II: Lee Pace and Richard Armitage, by Danny Peary (02.01.2014) – Interview where Richard Armitage once again mentions King Richard III as his inspiration for Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit”:
    [SPOILER ALERT, as ending of “The Hobbit” trilogy/book is mentioned in the following quote!]

    Danny Peary: Would you play your character any differently if you didn’t know that at the end of Tolkien’s book he dies?

    Richard Armitage: No, probably not. His death scene was left until quite late in the shoot. We didn’t shoot it until pick-ups, which I think was a good thing because I’d almost forgotten about that moment coming. I think that part of the creation of this character is offering the audience and other characters in the movie a potential future. He had to be someone who was going to be king, he was going to sit on that throne and return the dwarves to their former glory. And in a way, his death has to come by surprise to him. Having said that, I think one of the things – talking about Shakespeare again – that I admire about Richard the III is that he rides across the battlefield to fight, single-handedly, for his kingdom, for his crown. In the Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin is going to do something like that. It’s fatalistic. It’s fatalistic. It’s almost an act of suicide. Playing it, it’s good I forgot I needed to die!

 
 
But now to the late news and, you will almost expect it already, a new petition about King Richard III:
 
 


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New Petition about King Richard III’s remains and their interim resting place:
Justice Review panel on the subject of Richard III, London,England.: Remove the remains of King Richard III to a neutral site
 
The current treatment of King Richard III’s bones reveals much about our modern attitude and lax treatment of death and the dead.
While such a treatment would have been seen as denigrating and demeaning to a person of King Richard III’s time, when the body was seen as a sacred unity given by God. Even medical research into the inner parts and structure of the body was met with great aversion and even banned by the church as it was destroying the God given ‘body’. Though it could be argued that King Richard III with his connections to scholars of the university of Padua might have had a more pro-active approach. Only a time-traveler might find out the truth and I hope he will then let us know …
Please take part in the petition(s) as you see fit and your belief dictates you.
 

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November 19, 2014

MERCURY MAILBOX: Debate over King Richard III simply cannot be buried (by Pete Hobson, Acting Canon Missioner, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester Mercury)


November 12, 2014

Richard III: Stop looking for a saint or demon and try to find the man (by Matthew Lewis, Leicester Mercury)


November 9, 2014

Richard III: Not Such A Bad Guy After All? (NPR.org)


November 1, 2014

Richard III: First images of the vault which will house the royal remains (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


October 14, 2014

Yorkists fear an elaborate King Richard III reburial could reignite War of the Roses (by Adam Sherwin, The Independent)


October 1, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III – first look (by Nicole Vassell, The Telegraph)


September 30, 2014

Little known Facts (by Sally Henshaw – Richard III Society, King Richard in Leicester (Website))


September 29, 2014

Richard III’s Funeral Will Bring Catholic and Anglican Clergy Together (by Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post)


September 28, 2014

Richard III archaeologist receives new honour (by Tom Mack, Leicester Mercury)


September 26, 2014

The Lincoln Roll – the Princes’ Death Certificate? (by David Durose, Hentry Tudor Society (Blog))


 

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