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The following reading by Richard Buckley already was held on 1st of October, but now is available on YouTube. Here he expains and shows examples from the rich history of Leicester, which goes back into Roman times.
 
The part about King Richard III starts at about [0:55:40], but the whole video and is an interesting overview of the story of Leicester.
 
At the end of the video, the major of the city of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, bridges the gap between history and modern times and shows the interesting perspective, what can and is intended to be done, to re-connect the modern town of Leicester with its rich history:
 

 
 


♛ Leicester or York? ♛


 
The battle continues and York is winning supporters, nationally and internationally.
See the new article about the petition, initiated by the Richard III Foundation:

 
 


♛ Collective Reading ♛


 
The weekly article about the next chapters 6 – 10 of “The Sunne in Splendour” by Sharon Kay Penman will follow shortly. It got delayed by some ‘real life’ events, but is under construction right now.
 
If you are interested in joining in the read, but don’t have the book yet, please consider bying it via RichardArmitageNet.com, where reference fees will go to the charities selected by Mr. Armitage. Thank you!
 
If you want more information and discussions around the work of Sharon Kay Penman, please consider the special groups on Facebook, which were brought to our attention by an Australian fan Fiona on Servetus’ blog here.
She mentions the following three groups on Facebook:

  • Sharon Kay Penman Fan Club
  • Australian Sharon Kay Penman Fan Club
  • Justin de Quincy Fan Club

 
 

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