Monthly Archives: February 2014

Research & King Richard’s Life

 
First of all, before I start with news about King Richard III and actor Richard Armitage again in the new year 2014,
I hope you reached the year 2014 in good health and will have a wonderful and successful year!!!
 
My own beginning of the year 2014 was a bit sub-optimal in various aspects and so the year ahead has a very wide bandwidth of opportunity to get better ;o)
Hopefully your start into 2014 was better than mine and the year advances to a fantastic outcome, maybe even the hotly anticipated announcement of the King Richard Armitage – film.
 
 


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  • The Sag Harbor Express: The Hobbit’s Hunks, Part II: Lee Pace and Richard Armitage, by Danny Peary (02.01.2014) – Interview where Richard Armitage once again mentions King Richard III as his inspiration for Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit”:
    [SPOILER ALERT, as ending of “The Hobbit” trilogy/book is mentioned in the following quote!]

    Danny Peary: Would you play your character any differently if you didn’t know that at the end of Tolkien’s book he dies?

    Richard Armitage: No, probably not. His death scene was left until quite late in the shoot. We didn’t shoot it until pick-ups, which I think was a good thing because I’d almost forgotten about that moment coming. I think that part of the creation of this character is offering the audience and other characters in the movie a potential future. He had to be someone who was going to be king, he was going to sit on that throne and return the dwarves to their former glory. And in a way, his death has to come by surprise to him. Having said that, I think one of the things – talking about Shakespeare again – that I admire about Richard the III is that he rides across the battlefield to fight, single-handedly, for his kingdom, for his crown. In the Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin is going to do something like that. It’s fatalistic. It’s fatalistic. It’s almost an act of suicide. Playing it, it’s good I forgot I needed to die!

 
 
But now to the late news and, you will almost expect it already, a new petition about King Richard III:
 
 


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New Petition about King Richard III’s remains and their interim resting place:
Justice Review panel on the subject of Richard III, London,England.: Remove the remains of King Richard III to a neutral site
 
The current treatment of King Richard III’s bones reveals much about our modern attitude and lax treatment of death and the dead.
While such a treatment would have been seen as denigrating and demeaning to a person of King Richard III’s time, when the body was seen as a sacred unity given by God. Even medical research into the inner parts and structure of the body was met with great aversion and even banned by the church as it was destroying the God given ‘body’. Though it could be argued that King Richard III with his connections to scholars of the university of Padua might have had a more pro-active approach. Only a time-traveler might find out the truth and I hope he will then let us know …
Please take part in the petition(s) as you see fit and your belief dictates you.
 

Petition - Status !

As of March
13th 2022, 6 p.m. (CET)
we have 2480 signatures.

Go to sign...

 


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March 8, 2014

Yorkshire MP in blast at Leicester over claims to rebury Richard III (Leicester Mercury)


March 8, 2014

Battle lines drawn over Richard III’s remains (Yorkshire Post)


February 28, 2014

Richard III events lined up for Gloucester (by Ben Falconer, Gloucester Citizen)


February 27, 2014

The Queen asks: Was Richard III REALLY found buried under a car park? (by Anthony Bond, Mirror)


February 27, 2014

Queen expresses shock at how her 14th great-grand uncle Richard III was found under a car park (by Sarah Griffiths, Daily Mail Online)


February 27, 2014

The Maligned King: The Reign of King Richard III with Annette Carson (by Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious (Blog))


February 27, 2014

Runner up: University of Leicester (The Guardian)


February 25, 2014

Petition launched to stop more Richard III tests (ITV.com)


February 25, 2014

King Richard III Audio Tour (by Leicester City Council, Visit Leicester)


February 25, 2014

Richard III DNA Test Sparks Controversy (by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience)


 

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