To Accomodate a King


– – Sorry for the delay with the news updates,
but a journey and real life intervened.
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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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  • Richard Fan Art – Website: Unfortunately the latest update today for our picture gallery plugin did destroy the functionality entirely. As I was not content with this plugin, I had been on the search for an alternative anyway, though it might take some time now to replace it and upload and re-arrange all the previously uploaded pictures again. Please give me some more time to repair this, as currently KRA Week 2013 is occupying all my spare time.
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