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King Richard and Thorin Oakenshield

 

CDoart already did an analysis and a comparison between King Richard III and Thorin Oakenshield, King of the dwarves in “The Hobbit”, in connection to our poll 1 here on the KingRichardArmitage website.

 

A comparison between fantasy and history is not so farfetched, when we hear the latest comment by Mr. Armitage about his preparations for “The Hobbit” with King Richard III in his interview with HitFix at the ComicCon in San Diego:

 

HitFix – Question by Katie Hasty (?)

Oakenshield was kind of this classical lord-figure of the books [“The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien]. How do you update this character for modern audiences?

You see, I’d never really thought of updating. I actually did the opposite. I thought of it as more kind of Greek tragedy. I looked at Shakespeare, you know, a lot of my preparation, I was looking at “Henry V” and bits of “Richard III” just to find roots in British literature that were kind of deeper. But I think […] making it feel contemporary that are the big themes of the story: Loyalty and honour and trust and camaraderie. I think those themes are contemporary.

 

The interview by Katie Hasty from HotFix at Comic-Con in San Diego, July 24th, 2012, is available on YouTube. The quote starts at about [1:07]:

 

 

King Richard III – A Bag for a King

 

Last week we linked to images, CDoart had created for King Richard Armitage.
She also has created a bag for herself and got some requests where that bag could be ordered. So she made it available and published the order-link in the comments to the article on her blog.

 

CDoart does not want to make any profits by making her ‘Petition King Richard Armitage’ bag available, but will give all commission fees and income generated through sales via Zazzle to charities specified or yet to be specified by Mr. Armitage.

 

Under those circumstances we feel comfortable to link to her bag and sales options as well:

King Richard Armitage Bag by CDoart

King Richard Armitage Bag by CDoart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bag can be ordered via Zazzle.com (where also more details about the bag are available).

 


 

King Richard III – Conference (15th October, 2011)

 

Loyal to the Truth – Conference 2011


The Richard III Foundation Inc.,  a very friendly research group and supportive to our cause, holds a coference with diverse research topics about and around King Richard III. on October 15th, 2011.

The full schedule can be reached here at the website of the Richard III Foundation, Inc.

The registration form for the event can be downloaded here: Conference registration (15th of October, 2011)

 

It is quite undisputed, that King Richard III had good fighting and strategic military knowledge. This helped him during his border campaigns to secure the peace between England and Scotland. His campaigns lead to a somewhat effective peace between both realms.

The conference will research more generally the military warfare and procedures during the 15th centuries and specially the battles of Richard III at the Scottish border, in his time before he became King Richard III.

 

Topics and readings at the conference are:

  • Professor Anne Curry – Military Career and Armies in the Wars of the Roses
  • Professor Matthew Strickland – Warfare in Mid 15th Century France and Burgundy
  • Dr. Tim Sutherland – Cannons, Arrowheads and Mass Graves: Towton – Archaeological Evidence of Britain’s Bloodiest Battle
  • Peter Algar – Hot Coals of Vengeance! A foray into the ill-famed family of Cliffords.
  • Mark Stretton – The Power and Effectiveness of the Warbow in Battles
  • John Sadler – The Anglo-Scottish War of 1482.
  • Michael Miller – The Man Who Would Be King
  • Special introduction by the Foundation’s honorary patron – Robert Hardy, CBE. “A Towton Tale” by the late John Davey – narrated and acted by John Pilkington.

Beginning is at 9:00 a.m. and approximate end will be 5:00 p.m.

(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Location is the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth

Guests and non-members of the Foundation are very welcome.

 

 

 

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