A Historical Chance…

 


♕ Fall in Splendour ♕


 
The schedule is set for our collective reading of
 
“The Sunne in Splendour” by Sharon Kay Penman.
 
Fanny/iz4blue has announced the details on her blog!
Distracted Musings of one ReAlity
 
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♛ KRA Solutions 2012 ♛


 
KRA Quizmaster Servetus
 
Servetus, our quizmaster of the KRA Quiz 2012, has a wonderful collection of information about and around the correct answers and where the solutions to the scavenger hunt can be found.
It is a wonderful collection of information about Mr. Armitage and King Richard III and interesting to read, even if you did not try the scavenger hunt:
 
King Richard Armitage Week 2012 puzzle solution [sources]
 
 
 


♕ Leicester News ♕


 
 
For all of us, who can’t attend tomorrow’s opening of the Leicester carpark to see the archaeological progress for themselves, the University of Leicester publishes updates and news. Here the latest very promising news of today: University of Leicester
 

Ms. Philippa Langley describes the latest finds in Leicester:

The discovery of Herrick’s garden is a major step forward and I’m incredibly excited. In locating what looks like one of the garden’s pathways and, potentially, its central area which could have once held the three foot stone pillar marking the location of King Richard’s grave, we could be that bit closer to finding the resting place of Britain’s last warrior king.

 
Here are some images and examples of the finds:
 

1. Fragments of what could be the east end window of the church. (Image credit - University of Leicester)

Fragments of what could be the east end window of the church. (Image credit – University of Leicester)

2. Fragments of what could be the east end window of the church. (Image credit - University of Leicester)

Fragments of what could be the east end window of the church. (Image credit – University of Leicester)

Lead window came (The H-section leading that supports stained glass windows) from the Grey Friars church (Image credit- University of Leicester)

Lead window came (The H-section leading that supports stained glass windows) from the Grey Friars church (Image credit- University of Leicester)

Medieval silver penny found at the site. (Image credit - University of Leicester)

Medieval silver penny found at the site. (Image credit – University of Leicester)

Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society, in Herrick's garden. (Image credit - University of Leicester)

Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society, in Herrick’s garden. (Image credit – University of Leicester)

Stone Frieze which may be from the Choir stall. (Image credit - University of Leicester)

Stone Frieze which may be from the Choir stall. (Image credit – University of Leicester)

 
The official announcement of the opening day tomorrow, 8th of September, 2012 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., by the Leicester City Council.
 
 

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