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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January 23, 2015

Petition calls for Catholic ceremony for Richard III (BBC News)


January 23, 2015

Richard III: New petition calls for the king’s remains to rest in a Catholic chapel (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


January 23, 2015

The Big Question: Should Richard III lay in a Catholic chapel before he is reinterred at Leicester Cathedral? (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


January 11, 2015

Richard III: Community appeal hits the £11,000 mark (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


January 8, 2015

King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester, on Lonely Planet’s World’s Hottest New Experiences list (Leicester Mercury)


January 7, 2015

Richard III coffin rosary blessed at priory (BBC News)


January 6, 2015

Great Lives: Philippa Langley on Richard III – Series 35, part 5 (by Matthew Parris, BBC Radio)


December 25, 2014

Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 (by Megan Gannon, Live Science)


December 25, 2014

Countdown to the reinterment of Richard III – day 14 (by Emma Ray, Hinckley Times)


December 18, 2014

Richard III’s back! (by Murrey and Blue blogger team, MurreyAndBlue (Blog))


 

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