URGENT Richard III Archaeology Appeal – Till 20th of July, 2012

 

We received an urgent message from Philippa Langley, the screenwriter involved with the “King Richard III” film project that has the interest of Mr. Armitage.
We want to forward this appeal directly to you.

 

Please note:

Mr. Armitage has been informed about the digging project in Leicester, but he is not (!) involved in it!

This information is given, to avoid any kind of misunderstanding regarding the following appeal!

 

 

RICHARD III – URGENT ARCHAEOLOGY APPEAL

An archaeological dig is scheduled to take place this summer in Leicester, seeking the last resting place of Richard III, and hoping to find and re-inter his remains with proper solemnity. In addition it is hoped the excavations will be filmed, and then form part of a proposed landmark TV special telling Richard’s real story.

We are appealing to you today because the project dig has encountered a sudden and unforeseen shortfall of £10,000. We are desperately trying to raise this sum and avert the closing down of the dig – that’s why we are appealing URGENTLY for pledges. Any amounts are welcome, whether large or small, whether from individuals or group collections. Please don’t send any money yet – we simply need your pledge by Friday 20 July, 2012.

Please fill in the contact form as soon as possible, and we’ll email you our appeal leaflet with full information.
N.B. If you don’t need the leaflet but would like to pledge anyway, simply fill in the contact form stating your pledge amount, and we’ll get back to you.

A BIG thank-you for helping to keep this important project on track.

From Philippa Langley on behalf of the Archaeological Search for Richard III

 


We created an entry form here on the page, so that you can transmit a pledge directly to the “Archaeological Search for Richard III”, if you are willing to help in the endeavour.
Your help is very much appreciated to keep this far grown research project going.
Thank you for all your help!


 

 

Further information

 

Historical background and reading recommendations about this archaeological research are collected at the newly created page:

Search for King Richard

(Please stay tuned, we gradually will add further information.)

 

 

More details about Ms. Philippa Langley:

 

Philippa Langley, who inaugurated the project, has been working closely with a prominent TV production company and has garnered considerable interest from a major UK TV channel. The possibility of such a programme would ensure the opportunity to tell King Richard’s real story on screen for the very first time.

Philippa Langley is a screenwriter and founder, in 1999, of the Scottish Branch of the Richard III Society.
Her script about the real Richard III has the interest of leading actor Richard Armitage.

 

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