(As most articles mix topics, no further sub-groups are built, but the articles are listed in chronological order. Newest articles at the top.)
The Spectator: Bosworth, by Chris Skidmore – review, by Leanda de Lisle (25.05.2013) – Can’t really say the review convinces me of the value of the book. Accusing King Richard III of the murder of his nephews while no new evidence turned up in the meantime just seems an attention grabbing argument for a historian, though possibly a better one for a politician. But I will say no more and will hold back judgement till I had a chance to read the book.
The new information included in the book about King Richard III’s gruesome death through the wounds found in the examination of his bone injuries certainly extends the knowledge about the Battle of Bosworth.
BBC Radio 3: BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas (23.05.2013) – Apply now to join this Radio 3 – show with Mark Ormrod (University of York) and Helen Castor (author of “She-Wolves”) about King Richard III in York (The Ron Cooke Hub) on 16 June 2013.
University of York: Richard III: History’s man and Shakespeare’s villain. Speakers at the event on Sunday 23 June 2013: Chris Skidmore, Mark Ormrod and Judith Buchanan (21.05.2013) – Admission to the event in the Berrick Saul Building at the University of York is free, but booking is required!
– The weekend will start on Friday from the Chruch of St Mary’s & St Alkeldas with a children’s procession to the Castle where the children will be presented to King Richard & Queen Anne.
– The raising of Richard’s personal pennant from Middleham Castle.
Saturday 6th July 2013:
– Country Market – Market Place Middleham
A selection of stalls reflecting country gifts, skills and produce
– King Richard & Queen Anne will process through Middleham
– Wandering Minstrels
– Castle re-enactments and audiences with Richard & Queen Anne
– Hog Roast
– An evening Talk covering Richard’s life and death
by the Historian Steven Brindle, Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society and Professor Sarah Haisnworth of Leicester University
Refreshments included in ticketprice of £18 per person
Sunday 7th July 2013:
– Middleham Castle
an audience with King Richard & Queen Anne
– Re-enactments archery etc.
– Wandering Minstrels
– Craft Fair at the Key Centre
– Refreshments etc. acailable
– Market Place afternoon into evening
– Tilt The Bucket
– Barbeque food etc.
ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Letter from Richard III’s mother discovered in America, by Leicester Mercury (21.05.2013) – Though the article contains the common error to declare Richard III, before becoming King, to have been Duke of York like his father, instead of his real title as Duke of Gloucester, it reamins to be seen how much the proposed letter by Richard’s mother, Cecily Neville, can shed new light on King Richard III.
ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Deadline nears in Richard III row, by Dan Martin, Leicester Mercury (21.05.2013) – Are the relatives of King Richard III a ‘distraction’?
De Montfort University, Leicester: DMU re-creates Richard III’s long-lost friary (20.05.2013) – Speculations about the Greyfriars’ church and St. Mary-in-the-Newarke, where King Richard III may have been on public display before his burial in the Greyfriars church.
ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: ‘Our best guess at Greyfriars’, by Dan Martin (18.05.2013) – PhD student Asem al Bunni (De Montfort University) built the assumed outlook of the Grey Friars Church in Leicester after assumptions and research done by Dr. Ashdown-Hill in his book “The Last Days of Richard III”.
On Line Opinion.com.au: Darth Vader – the good guy who lost, by Mark S. Lawson (17.05.2013) – What King Richard III and Darth Vader have in common. You wonder? – Hm…, so do I. But after reading the article, you will certainly try to defend Darth Vader, the misunderstood leader, who’s history was written by the winners.
Helen Rae Rants (Blog): Literature Matters: The White Queen (16.05.2013) – Ms. Rae reviews the book basis of the soon on TV series “The White Queen” by Philippa Gregory. She shows some of the reasons, why this film and book are no topic on the KRA website, though King Richard III appears in them.
Brattleboro Reformer: NEYT Casting for ‘Richard III’ (15.05.2013) – King Richard III here unfortunately not a role for Mr. Armitage, but hopefully his part will work out soon. The New England Youth Theatre is giving teens the chance to play “one of Shakespeare’s most murderous plots”.
University of Leicester: Live event – Richard III: Benevolent King or Murderous Tyrant? (13.05.2013) – Debate and question time about King Richard III at this live event on Thursday 6th June 2013, with Phil Stone, Chairman, Richard III Society Paul Lay, Editor, History Today Dr. Mary Ann Lund, University of Leicester
Questions can be sent in to: lexchanges[at]le.ac.uk
Tickets for the event are free, though places are strictly limited. So reserve your spot fast.
DigitalJournal.com: Leicester Cathedral hosts past and present English monarchs, by Elizabeth Batt (10.05.2013) – A report about Leicester Cathedral and its history with beautiful images. That even present royalty sees it as a worthy place to visit, might be an argument to make the place more suitable for a ‘past king’.
Crossville Chronicle: Small Town Girl: Britain’s missing royalty, by Caroline Selby (09.05.2013) – King Richard III potentially not the child murdering king on the throne of England? The tide seems to turne in the king’s favour. What King Richard III so hard fought for, to have the benefit of the doubt, finally seems to reach the media.
Times Herald Record: Make your wishes known regarding funeral, burial, by Bonnie Kraham, Guest columnist (09.05.2013) – I wonder whom King Richard III should have given his exact instructions. His wife and son were dead already and none of his siblings or any of his intructions survived long enough to prevent him from being quareld about now.
ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III Society responds to “slab not tomb” decision, by Alan Thompson (06.05.2013) – The Richard III Society now takes open position against a slab and for their design of a tomb, which was designed with much sensitivity and care for the dignity of the deceased king of the late 15th century.
ITV.com: Former King’s distant relative to lead march through York (06.05.2013) – A march through York took place at noon on May 6th, 2013, lead by King Richard III’s 16th grade grand niece Vanessa Roe.
The march went from the Castle Museum at 12 noon and arrived at Museum Gardens at 2 pm.
Helen Rae Rants (Blog): History Matters: More Ricardian Rubbish, by Helen Rae (03.05.2013) – Response from a Ricardian to the late article in The Guardian about the deductions about King Richard III and his life from the state of his teeths.
TheNorthernEcho.co.uk: Beer brewed in honour of king launched at annual Yorkshire Dales food and drink festival, by Joe Willis (02.05.2013) – Is there even a report if King Richard III liked beer? The current reports about him eating too much suggar do not convince me right now, not after the bad state of teeth in the late Middle Ages in general. But I certainly like a toast brought out for King Richard III with a beer King Richard III and potentially acompanied by a cheese King Richard III. What a feast!
The Telegraph: King Richard III’s teeth and jaw reveal monarch’s anxious life and violent death, by Richard Gray, Science Correspondent (01.05.2013) – The skeleton now reveals more about King Richard III’s life. His dental records will reveal much about his habits, but already brought scientist to suggest that “he ground his teeth with stress“.
In a time where children were married early, because otherwise they were seen as unattractive as they started to lose their teeth at the age of about 20 years, I had wondered, why King Richard III still had so many and in rather good condition. Though especially women tended to start earlier, as even still in modern times there was – and some dentists will tell you still is – the rule of one tooth per child.