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.

5 Responses to In Dear Memory – George Peter Algar

  • Riikka says:

    Wonderful!! We all will miss greatly our fellow Richardian and friend…

  • Thank you Riikka for introducing me to your good friend, G. Peter Algar. I feel privileged to have known him and grateful for his article on the Towton Battlefield that appeared in the April 2011 issue of the Ricardian Register. He has touched many lives and will be missed.

  • Dianne Penn says:

    I am so shocked and grieved that such a lovely man as Peter has been taken from us. I had not met him personally but was so looking forward to in October at the Richard 111 Symposium. He always answered any queries and posts with such warmth and humour that his fine personality shone through. I have watched the Towton video many times since Thursday and still can’t believe what has happened. I hope you get to meet the Towton Soldiers Peter and perhaps even Richard himself and at last get to know the truth. Thoughts with his devastated family and may you R.I.P x x x

  • Anne Milton says:

    I met Peter at the symposium last year and thought he was just lovely. Blessings and prayers to you and your family, Peter.

  • What can one say when one loses someone like Peter Algar. Peter was a committee member and active patron for the Richard III Foundation. He was a contributor to our publication and speaker at last year’s conference, but beyond that and most importantly, Peter became a good friend offering advice, sharing his knowledge, his humour and wit and some of his trials and tribulations. It is hard for me to look at a picture knowing i saw him just months ago when he was so vibrant and full of life, and now this gifted man is gone. I guess the good Lord needed a gardener or another bard to tend to those areas of heaven. Peter was never a pessimist even when he faced his challenges and met them with courage and a smile, and it is how I will always remember him. Till we meet again, my friend.

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