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As a reading tip:
Newly found online blog about the Plantagenets
http://yorkistage.blogspot.com/ by author Brian Wainwright
The blog articles are a very interesting read and exploration into King Richard III’s family. Especially the characterisation of his brother King Edward IV’s caught my interest, but there are lots of further interesting articles and comments about King Richard III and members of his family there.
Last week we linked to images, CDoart had created for King Richard Armitage.
She also has created a bag for herself and got some requests where that bag could be ordered. So she made it available and published the order-link in the comments to the article on her blog.
CDoart does not want to make any profits by making her ‘Petition King Richard Armitage’ bag available, but will give all commission fees and income generated through sales via Zazzle to charities specified or yet to be specified by Mr. Armitage.
Under those circumstances we feel comfortable to link to her bag and sales options as well:
The bag can be ordered via Zazzle.com (where also more details about the bag are available).
Maria Grazia already had a chance to get to the article and posted a detailed review on her blog Fly High. She also links to an interesting background interview with the author of the article, Dr. Paulina Kewes, teaching at the Jesus College in Oxford, which is published as podcast by BBC History Magazine as further background to the magazine article.
CDoart on her blog continues doing fan-artwork by creating a new ‘King Richard Armitage’.
Image excerpts and continuations of the article here:
The “BBC History Magazine” has
“Richard III. Why Shakespeare made him a devil”
as main article in the current May 2012 issue.
In this article, “Paulina Kewes considers the sources that contributed to William Shakespeare’s portrayal of Richard III“.
Unfortunately I have not been able so far to get hold of this article, so I only include the description of the article given on the magazine’s website.
Please comment and let us know your opinion about this article, if you already had a chance to read it. Thank you!
An interesting event about King Richard III, coming up in October 2012, is the symposium held by the Richard III Foundation in Market Bosworth (Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth).
(Early announcement here to allow to safe the date and to make comfortable travel arrangements!)
The Richard III Foundation, Inc.
Richard III: Monarch and Man
Friday, October 12, 2012
A walking tour of the battlefield with Mike Ingram will take place at 2 pm. We will meet at the Tithe Barn before we are taken to key locations. Tour is expected to last an hour.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Our symposium will be held at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth. Registration begins at 8:30. The conference will begin at 9:00 am and will conclude at 5:00 pm. Our speakers and topics are:
- Dr. John Alban – “From Ashwellthorpe to Bosworth: a Yorkist Soldier”
- Robert Hardy (contingent on schedule)
- Dr. Craig Taylor—“Chivalry and the Wars of the Roses”
- Steve Goodchild— “The Arrival: The Role of Richard, Duke of Gloucester at Tewkesbury”
- Mike Ingram – “The Road to Bosworth”
- Mark Downing—”Military Effigies in the Yorkist Age”.
- Dr. David Hipshon— “The Princes: Contemporary Assumptions”?
- David Baldwin— “The Character of Richard III”
- Special presentation of Peter Algar’s new publication – “Dead Man’s Hill”.
To obtain a copy of the registration form, contact Mrs. Dorothy Davies, The Richard III Foundation, Inc., 32 Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email us at Richard3Foundation@yahoo.com.
We also have prepared the registration form for download here (pdf-file).
The question about King Richard III and his fate in history for historians is not an easy one,
or better put:
it is a ‘history’ in itself and nothing to be mourned or which can possibly be changed.
How William Shakespeare saw King Richard III is a point of analysis, an entry point into a time long gone from a perspective and interpretative questions well embedded in the reasoning of our current time.
A very detailed and enlightening statement about King Richard III and the historical point of view today comes from a well known fan and – what much better describes her unique approach than ‘fan’ – analyst of Mr. Armitage’s effect on womankind,
Servetus – on her blog Me+RichardArmitage.
I hope you enjoy the arguments and comparison between historians, Ricardians and Mr. Armitage’s point of interest as much as I did.
I am very much looking forward to Servetus’ promised continuation of her deep research and analysis into the topic of King Richard III.