To Accomodate a King


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At the moment, a lead coffin found near King Richard III gets all the media coverage, using the general interest for King Richard III to gain attention. Though what this discovery should add in knowledge about King Richard III is not entirely clear to me, as the burial is in no connection to King Richard III, except that it is in close range and might have some significance regarding the financial and social status and influence of the Grey Friars in Leicester in general.
I don’t know if the next grave to my family in the burial ground at home will tell later generations something about me, at least not much more than that at one point a priest must have come to the decision to put the graves next to each other. So I don’t trust that the new discovery in Leicester will be able to tell us anything about King Richard III, but we will see.

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Now, when it is about money, even
German news takes an interest in King Richard III:



  • The Independent: How did Richard III turn into a PR plaything? Today’s latest hot Richard III news was yet another nail in a very thoroughly hammered coffin. The man has been dead for 528 years, after all, by Archie Bland (29.07.2013) – Very interesting and witty article about dignity of a king versus modern marketing interests and PR.

  • Richard III dig: 100,000 see king exhibition, by Dan Martin, Leicester Mercury (30.07.2013) –

    Martin Traynor (Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce chief executive): “[…] Richard III will be a real game changer for Leicester.


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  • Daily Gazette: A crown fit for a king, by Wendy Brading (31.07.2013) – Historian Dr. John Ashdown-Hill remedies a historical injustice and will restore King Richard III’s dignity as King of England while giving him back his own crown.

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2 Responses to To Accomodate a King

  • KathrynRuthD says:

    As far as I’m aware the purpose of the further work being carried out at the Greyfriars dig is nothing to do with discovering anything more about Richard III. I agree that the initial dig took place because there was a slim chance he might be found but now that so much of the Friary has been discovered it makes sense to take this opportunity to discover more about Leicester’s history and heritage including attempting to identify any significant burials.

    This is also worth a look – video about the reordering of Leicester Cathedral (which was going to take place anyway) but now includes plans to accommodate Richard III:

    • CDoart says:

      My statement is not meant as a criticism of the dig (as I am very much interested in the history of Leicester and the gain in knowledge about the town and friary), just as a criticism with which it is promoted, as Richard III is named in every press release or published news article to gain interest for it, though the news is not about King Richard III at all.

      Thank you very much for linking to this interesting video, KathrynRuthD !

      In my view, the cathedral plans now are really beautiful and I am looking forward to see them progress. I am also looking forward to seeing the Cathedral gardens with the Richard III statue from the Richard III Society progress, as in my opinion they will create an integral new and green heart of Leicester.

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