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.
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):
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,
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.
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.)
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:
(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
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:
Video available on Facebook: openly available Facebook-Link