Many of you know, that on this day, now already two years ago, a for my life important person died. So this day, with its joy about Richard Armitage’s birthday, always holds the vivid image of loss for me as well.
What must it have been for Richard Armitage, growing up and always being reminded on his birthday, that King Richard III lost his life on exactly that day?
We nonetheless hope, Richard Armitage celebrates a wonderful birthday and has an exceptional performance of “The Crucible” at the Old Vic.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Armitage!
To celebrate both, the joy and the commemoration, KingRichardArmitage is doing a new Quiz.
All participants till 30 September 2014 (in all time zones around the world) will take part in the drawing.
The winners will be announced here on King Richard III’s birthday, the 2 October 2014.
As last year, the KingRichardArmitage-Champions will be drawn by chance among the most complete and correct Quiz entries.
Prices for the winners are three recently published books about King Richard III and the search in Leicester published by the restlessly and confidently pursuing team of the ‘Looking for King Richard Team’:
- “Finding Richard III: The Official Account“, by Annette Carson, Philippa Langley, Dr. Ashdown-Hill (Pb)
- “Richard III: A Small Guide to the Great Debate” by Annette Carson (Pb)
- “The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III“, by Philippa Langley, Michael Jones (Pb)
So it is worth to win and try your luck. Take your time, browse around and have a look around the KingRichardArmitage website, as for most of the questions the answers can directly be found on the KRA website.
The Quiz is Opened ! – Good Luck !
The date for the intended reinterment of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral is set:
Thursday, 26th of March 2015
- 22 March 2015 (Sunday)
University of Leicester will transfer King Richard III’s remains into a lead-lined coffin,
and will travel from Leicester to Bosworth on a remembrance journey.
In the evening, King Richard III’s remains will be given into the care of Leicester Cathedral,
and a church service of reception will be held.
- 23 – 25 March 2015
King Richard III’s remains will lie in repose in Leicester Cathedral.
- 26 March 2015
King Richard III will be re-buried in the morning.
- 27 – 28 March 2014
Revealing of the tomb and service to mark the completion of the reinterment.
Attendance at the Cathedral services will be by invitation of the Dean of Leicester, David Monteith.
The reinterment service will be broadcasted live on TV by Channel 4 (Editor John Hays), and will also cover the week’s events, with interviews and presentations of the leading participants in the search and discovery.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, current successor of King Richard III in the title as Duke of Gloucester, is to be the Patron of the Leicester Cathedral’s King Richard III Appeal, trying to cover the financial requirements of this ceremony and accompanying events.
More information on the website of Leicester Cathedral:
(Soon will be updated with planned schedule.)