Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Dear Memory – George Peter Algar


George Peter Algar

George Peter Algar

Today, the very sad news reached us that our supporter and presented author

George Peter Algar

died last Thursday.
We very much mourn the loss of such a wonderful person and inspiring contact.
Though we only briefly knew him and never met in person, we will greatly miss his friendly and openly helpful approach and creative ideas.

He supported us with an interview, details about his book “The Shepherd Lord“, by bringing us in contact with the Towton Battlefield Society and just with a wonderful and openminded mail correspondence.

Algar, George Peter - The Shepherd Lord

Algar, George Peter: The Shepherd Lord

George Peter Algar (Photo by Mark)

George Peter Algar (Photo by Mark from the Towton Battlefield Society)

Riikka Nikko, his contact and King Richard III artist from Finland, gave us permission to post her creation in memory of Mr. Algar. The work progressed with input by Mr. Algar.
The merciful and avenging angel King Richard, by Riikka Nikko (More details about her and her King Richard creations can be found in her artwork-portfolio and in this KRA-article):

Riikka Nikko "Avenging Angel"
What a hopeful image of the world that awaits us, entirely under the protection of King Richard III.

Bosworth Battlefield Tour and New Research


For all around and in reachable distance to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, there is to be a special presentation of a book with new research about the battle and

a special battlefield tour lead by the author,


Mike Ingram


coming Sunday, 24th of June, 2012.


The event includes a reduced entry fee for the museum in the morning, book signing opportunities at lunchtime and a battlefield tour at 2 p.m.
(Battlefield Tour fee for non-members of the Battlefields Trust £ 5.00, for members free.)



For all who can’t make it to Bosworth and the guided tour, don’t be disappointed. We hope to have more details for you here on the blog soon.



More information about events and coming celebrations around King Richard III at Bosworth are available at the website of the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.


King Richard’s New Goal


Servetus (dedicated blogger about actor Richard Armitage) collected the latest news about King Richard on her blog
Me+RichardArmitage this week.


Please go over and have a look. She did such a wonderful job, that I have nothing to add.


Her idea to envision 1,000 signatures for Mr. Armitage’s birthday in August, sounds wonderful.

With already well over 800 petition signatures, with all your help, we could make it till August 22nd.
Please support us to reach this goal!
Direct link to the petition form: Petition for King Richard III
Thank you very much for all your kind help!

That King Richard III is not only a topic of the past, but has very current relevance, a mentioning of ‘Bosworth’ in a business context shows quite vividly.
Operation Bosworth” (Daily Telegraph, 2nd of May, 2012)
Would you interpret ‘Bosworth’ in the way it was seen here or even see it as an adequate name for a supposed battle between the economic regions of York and Lancaster?
(Please excuse the ‘late’ news in this case. I had lost the link, but re-found it. As the discussion so vividly brings King Richard III into our time, I – though late – still wanted to mention it here.)


King Richard Month in June & Further News


We had a King Richard Week in August last year, but one week is not nearly enough for King Richard.
The Russian Richard Armitage fan-site Armitage-Online has made June a whole King Richard Month with their wonderfully creative calendar creations:


Richard III Calendar June 2012


(More images and the large scale versions are available here and by clicking on the preview image.)



King Richard III is alive


and will return to his home castle Middleham this coming weekend.

You don’t believe me?
See for yourself: Announcement at the English Heritage website

To get an audience with the king himself, reserve your spot!


More details and information how to book can be found at the

English Heritage website.



Our King still is occupied


with fighting a dragon and for another kingdom, as the 7th pre-production video by Sir Peter Jackson about the filming of “The Hobbit” shows:


The Hobbit - Production Video 7

The Hobbit - Production Video 7 (Image-source:

Video available on Facebook: openly available Facebook-Link


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January 23, 2022

Royal Family: The deadly sickness that killed Henry VIII’s brother and thousands of others before vanishing without a trace (by Bea Isaacson,

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Can new evidence clear the name of Richard III? (by Chris Lloyd, Darlington & Stockton Times)

December 29, 2021

Did Richard III actually save the boy king he’s accused of killing? (by Lydia Starbuck, Royal Central)

April 23, 2021

Steve Coogan movie The Lost King begins filming (by, British Comedy Guide)

January 31, 2021

Barnard Castle boars date back to King Richard III (by Andrew White, The Northern Echo)

January 12, 2021

Alternate history: what if Richard III had won at Bosworth? – Professor Emeritus Michael Hicks interviewed by Jonny Wilkes (by Jonny Wilkes, Professor Emeritus Michael Hicks, BBC History Revealed)

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Steve Coogan confirms Richard III movie ‘next year’ (by BBC East Midlands,

November 1, 2019

Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth – By Mike Ingram (HeritageDaily)

October 8, 2019

Painted as a villain – how the Tudors regarded Richard III (by Christina J. Faraday, APOLLO.The International Art Magazine)


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