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Commemoration & Honour

 
The topic already had gone round in my head, but I had avoided to bring it up so far, as I did not want to thematise another battlefield around King Richard III.
But now, a new petition was brought to my attention, which was started by Victoria Mather to collect support to honour King Richard III:
 
 

Richard III Funeral Procession Plans
(Petition can be signed by British citizens only!)

 
 
King Richard III’s remains are planned to be sent on a ‘burial procession’ from Bosworth Field to Grey Friars and then his later resting place across the street, at Leicester Cathedral.
 
The first time King Richard III had been on this route certainly can’t be called a march of triumph, but rather was a tour to show his defeat, shame and to humiliate him.
Now one could say, give it a second try and make it a way of triumph now, but a burial procession is hardly an event to be perceived as especially triumphant.
 
So it takes no overly active imagination to see the repeat performance of this route of utter degradation of a former King of England as a commemoration of Tudor victory rather than as honouring the newly found King Richard III.
 
 
Please take action as you see fit.
Thank you !

 
Richard III Funeral Procession Plans
(Petition can be signed by British citizens only!)
 
 

Petition - Status !

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

Go to sign...

 


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March 25, 2015

Richard III: Donated white roses will play a part in the floral arrangements at reinterment (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


March 25, 2015

Hailing Richard III …the society king (Nottingham Post)


March 24, 2015

The Detective Novel That Convinced a Generation Richard III Wasn’t Evil (by Sara Polsky, The New Yorker)


March 24, 2015

Richard III’s funeral pall welcomed by traveling Ricardians (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


March 23, 2015

Richard III: When to view the king’s coffin at Leicester Cathedral on Monday, March 23 (Leicester Mercury)


March 23, 2015

Leicester Cathedral forced to stay open as huge crowds turn out to view the coffin of Richard III (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


March 23, 2015

Thousands line Leicester streets for glimpse of Richard III’s coffin (The Guardian)


March 23, 2015

Colin Baker to star in film about discovery of Richard III’s remains (by Harry Fletcher, DigitalSpy.co.uk)


March 22, 2015

King Richard III reinterment: Live (Leicester Mercury)


March 22, 2015

Richard III returns to Bosworth Field for final time (by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph)


 

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