530 Years King Richard III

 

26 June 1483

Today 530 years back in time, the then Duke of Gloucester, Richard Plantagenet, was petitioned to take the crown of England.
The beginning of his short reign and his tragic last two years in life.
He will soon lose either his son, his wife, his nephews (unclear as the circumstances may be) and some of his closest friends and supporters, before ultimately losing his own life near Bosworth.
 

Richard III Banner

Source: Fearn, Discovering Heraldry, Buckinghampshire, 2000, p.68


 
At Middleham Castle, a replica of King Richard III’s banner was raised today, to commemorate this significant day, starting his reign.

  • ITV.com: Flying the flag for Richard III (26.06.2013) – The banner is raised in commemoration of the beginning of King Richard III’s reign 530 years from today, not his coronation, which took place in Westminster Abbey on the 6th of July 1483.

 
 


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  • Hinckley Times: Richard III returns to Bosworth Battlefield, by Ben Eccleston (20.06.2013)
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  • BBC History Magazine: Truth, lies and historical fiction, by Charlotte Hodgman (21.06.2013) – Interview by Charlotte Hodgman with author Philippa Gregory about her historical fiction and the new TV release “The White Queen” / “The Cousins’ War”.
    Should King Richard III change his sex to get his story told?
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  • David Marlow (Blog): I parked on Richard III’s grave…! By David Marlow (24.06.2013) – The article fortunately is not as revolting as the headline suggests, but rather centers on the economic impact King Richard III may or may not have nowadays.
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  • Ashbourne News Telegraph: Finding a king, by Natalie Wakefield (25.06.2013) – Announcement of an illustrated talk held by Professor Lin Foxhall at Ashbourne Town Hall on Monday, 1 July 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets £6 for adults and £2 for children)
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III statue moving to a site close to cathedral, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (25.06.2013) – The Leicester statue of King Richard III, donated by the Richard III Society, will be moved from Castle Gardens to the area around Leicester Cathedral. The whole area around the cathedral will get a total remake into Cathedral Gardens, to welcome visitors and enable seating for up to 800 visitors, while the statue will have to remain outside the gardens.
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  • BBC News Leicester: Richard III statue to move closer to Leicester body find site (25.06.2013) – The name of the permanent exhibition at the planned Richard III Museum in Leicester is revealed as well: Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery. Leicester certainly has a sense for alliterations, severing Leicester’s link to a lost and lately re-discovered king.
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  • Information on Loughborough: A year of discoveries showcased at the University of Leicester, by University of Leicester (25.06.2013) – Leicester University was so proud of its part in the search for King Richard III that the researchers feature prominently in the university’s Undergraduate Open Day on 26th June 2013.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Preparations for second city dig, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (26.06.2013) – Continuing archaeological research around the area where King Richard III was found.

 
 
Don’t forget about the upcoming Opening Day with events about King Richard III at the University of Leicester the coming weekend!
 
 

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