for the Film-Petition
King Richard Armitage
Your support made this possible!
Not everything in life is about numbers, but everything is about quality.
And so I especially want to thank you for the high quality of discussions, feedback and your ongoing and encouraging support !
Thank You !
It would not be me, if I would not take this opportunity to give the about 200 signers who did not confirm their signature via the confirmation e-mail a further chance to do so.
So please watch out for confirmation mails, if you did not confirm already.
You will have recognized the little break in posts and news-updates.
Work intervened and prevented faster updates and better feedback to your request.
If you are waiting for mails or feedback, please keep patient and give me a bit more time to answer.
Right now, I am working hard to get through to see the surface of my desk again. As there is a picture of Richard Armitage there, it is really a pity to be completely covered up with work.
But now to the in the meantime accumulated news.
The “War of the Cities” continues in full force:
♛ King Richard III ♛
- CNN: Richard III’s last battle: New ‘War of the Roses’ over royal remains? By Bryony Jones, CNN (05.09.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Council ‘invests in Richard III’s legacy’, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (06.09.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III Society remains neutral on final resting place, by Dr Phil Stone, Chairman, Richard III Society, in Leicester Mercury (09.09.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Row stirs Plantagenet passions, by Peter Warzynski (09.09.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: ‘Leicester must fight tooth and nail to keep the king”, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (09.09.2013)
- ThisIsStaffordshire.co.uk: Tristram Hunt: Why Leicester should keep hold of King’s remains, (09.09.2013)
- The Times: Rebel found with the badge of Richard III, by Jack Malvern (10.09.2013)
- The Independent: Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry? By John Rentoul (11.09.2013)
- Travelbite.co.uk: Leicester Travelodge marks role in Richard lll story (11.09.2013)
- Leicester Mercury: Richard III: More than 20,000 sign king bid (12.09.2013)
- Telegraph & Argus: ‘King Richard III belongs in Yorkshire’, says Keighley Author (12.09.2013) – Author Carol Fellingham Webb supports the petition for a Yorkshire burial.
- BBC News: The Plantagenet Alliance: Who do they think they are? By Greig Watson (13.09.2013) – Detailed and informative article about the Plantagenet Alliance, their goals and opponents.
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: MoJ to challenge Richard III review, by Peter Warzynski (14.09.2013) – The ‘War of the Roses’ continues in its modern, legal form in full force. The Ministry of Justice intends to defend the decision for Leicester.
- Royal Central (Blog): The Defence of King Richard III Part 5 – Brotherly Love, by Matt Lewis (15.09.2013) – A series of articles skillfully defending King Richard III and his actions from a well researched historical perspective.
The whole series is a real reading tip!
Also see our interview with author Matt Lewis during our King Richard Week 2013.
- Royal Central (Blog): Dame Judi Dench supports a York burial for Richard III, by Cindy Stockman (16.09.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Site of king’s last night given special plaque, by Peter Warzynski (16.09.2013) – The Blue Boar Inn, where King Richard III spent his last night before departing to the battle field and where he left his bed (indicating his need for special sleeping accommodation regarding his spine ailment).
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: ‘Wobbly’ bones should stay in Leicester, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (17.09.2013) – Pupils for King Richard III.
- The Telegraph: Chris Grayling to ‘vigorously defend’ Leicester burial for Richard III, Nic Collins (18.09.2013) – I wonder how King Richard III’s life could have looked like, if he would have had lawyers too fight his battle.
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Roy goes round and round for Richard III, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (18.09.2013) – The man behind the petition for Leicester, Roy Shakespeare, collects signatures.
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Eyes of world could focus on king’s reburial, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (19.09.2013)
- Daily Mail: Richard III will receive a burial fit for a king under a raised tomb made of Yorkshire limestone positioned on a large white rose, by Sarah Griffiths (19.09.2013)
- Yorkshire Post: University ‘hijacked’ Richard III bones discovery, by Paul Jeeves (19.09.2013) – Article about the interview with Philippa Langley’s supporters Dr David and Wendy Johnson from York.
- BBC News: Richard III tomb new design revealed by Leicester cathedral (19.09.2013) – With video news report.
- Leicester Mercury: Final Richard III tomb designs revealed, by Peter Warzynski (19.09.2013)
- Haaretz: This day in Jewish history / Richard I is crowned and London’s Jews are massacred, by Ruth Schuster (05.09.2013) – King Richard III protected the Jews in his country. Does he get praise for it? No. He still remains the most dubious king on England’s throne, potentially deserving his bad reputation as much as others do their good reputation or eventually not…
King Richard Armitage Week 2013 is over now, but the fantastic article contributions and interviews remain available.
Have a look here and test your knowledge about King Richard III in the quiz (solutions here).
The prizes went out via mail last week and should arrive with the two winners and KingRichardArmitage Champions 2013 shortly.
As the fandom of actor Richard Armitage often gets generally refered to as ‘Armitage Army’, it will not astonish that we use the ‘modern form of battle’ to show our hopes and whishes.
Our petition for a film to be made about King Richard III, which involves actor Richard Armitage in whatever function or action he is willing to take, is open worldwide, as also the audience of a potential film is expected to be world spanning, as do our signatures show.
As we run our petition for a film about King Richard III under the influence of actor Richard Armitage for a while now, we observe all later petitions about King Richard III with especial scrutiny, as already the topic connection ‘petition for King Richard’ brings us in close proximity with them, even when we remain completely neutral on any of their outcome.
While our petition addresses all who are interested in King Richard III and actor Richard Armitage, the new petitions for King Richard III are more localised events and most only open for U.K. citizens. Though, are they really ‘for’ King Richard III or just one place or other, interpreting the king and his potential wishes from a modern standpoint and projecting modern ideas, laws and democratic ideals on a Medieval king and – not to fortget, after all – a human being?
This is the question I, though excessively researching the running petitions, never could answer to my complete satisfaction and so I just can’t give any kind of advice how to vote or take part in the ‘Battle of the Cities’ and remain with my neutral standpoint – potentially taking the position of ‘advocatus diaboli‘ to present all positions equally – and link to all petitions available, whenever they come up in the news:
♛ Battle of the Cities ♛
- Leicester Mercury: Mercury opinion: Make it clear – Richard III belongs here (31.08.2013)
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Keep our King where he belongs, by Leicester Mercury (01.09.2013) – Petition for Leicester (ePetition-Link, UK citizens only)
- The York Press: Still time to sign Richard III petition, Megi Rychlikova (02.09.2013) – Petition for York (ePetition-Link UK citizens only).
- The Lawyer: Tug-of-war over Richard III heads for courts, by Joanne Harris (02.09.2013) – Comment on the Judical Review, initiated by the Plantagenet Alliance.
- Yorkshire Post: It’s not Yorkshire being greedy over Richard’s resting place, by Angela Moreton (02.09.2013) – Is the burial place for King Richard III perhaps more of a modern question about our soldiers today than about the historic king? Find out here what King Richard III has to do with Afghanistan.
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: ‘No evidence to say king wanted a burial in York’, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (02.09.2013) – Prof Mark Ormrod from the University of York about the ‘wishes’ of King Richard III in the Battle of the Towns.
- ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III campaign: MPs back our battle royal, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (03.09.2013) – Our interview with Peter Warzynski and lots of background information about the archaeological research and Leicester can be found here on KRA.
- The York Press: ‘No evidence’ for Richard III’s burial wish, by Mark Stead (03.09.2013)
- Yorkshire Post: Dame Judi backs Richard III campaign (05.09.2013) – Dame Judi Dench is in favour of her home city York.
♛ King Richard III ♛
- BBC News: Richard III: More or Less examines how many descendents he could have (19.08.2013) – Should we possibly wait till all relatives of King Richard III are determined to allow them to give their vote in the dicision of his last resting place?
- The Telegraph: Richard III skeleton ‘was inches from being destroyed’, by Nick Collins (23.08.2013)
- ThisIsGloucestershire.co.uk: Richard III ‘wasn’t mean’ as hilarious song shows, by The Citizen (26.08.2013) – Now it is finally decided !
- Huffington Post: King Richard III’s Skeleton Was Nearly Destroyed In Burial Site ‘Disturbance,’ Scientists Say (28.08.2013)
- The Guardian: Richard III, a first for online film, by Paola Totaro (28.08.2013) – Richard III is very modern.
- Spear’s: Day of the remains: after Richard III was recovered, who owns your corpse? By Hilesh Chavda, Maurice Turnor Gardner (28.08.2013) – Who does your body legally belong to, who does King Richard III’s body belong to?
- NewStatesman: Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry? By Amy Licence (31.08.2013) – What consumption of food can cause …
- Telegram & Gazette: Woodstock woman to attend King Richard III’s reburial, by Richard Duckett (02.09.2013) – Article about a Richard III Society member, Sally Keil, from the U.S., who will attend the burial ceremony in Leicester next year.
- LiveScience.com: Infected and Hunched: King Richard III Was Crawling With Roundworms, by Douglas Main (03.09.2013)
– I must admit, I would have been rather surprised if he had not had the infection. Considering that most of our grown and today cultivated food and fruit had not been domesticated nearly as much in the late Middle Ages, but really was collected in the woods, everything else would rather have been a miracle. Furthermore, without the invention of sewage works, the spreading of the parasites was rather a democratic business, even in a royal society.
But, after all, this is news that even achieves to get the attention of German newspapers, when the last time only money could alert them to King Richard III.
- Science World Report: King Richard III Carried Intestinal Parasites, by Kathleen Lees (04.09.2013)
- Smithsonian.com: Richard III Had a Nasty Case of Roundworms, by Rachel Nuwer (04.09.2013)
- RedOrbit.com: Roundworm Discovered In Remains Of King Richard III, by Lawrence LeBlond (04.09.2013)