Press Coverage 2013

 
 

30.03.2013


  • The Guardian: Why Richard III’s final resting place matters, by Lucy Worsley (30.03.2013) – Historians and popular history. Interesting perspective, why public opinion is so important for history.
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    29.03.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: First Person: The king of kings and the king under the car park, by Leicester Mercury (29.03.2013) – Easter analogy by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens. The hopeful message for all who believe and those who don’t but still are in need of hope.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: 500-year-old letter signed by King valued at £82,500, by Peter Warzynski (29.03.2013) – King Richard III’s discovery lets the prices for itemns related to him go up. His original signature draws wide attention and is expected to reach an exceptional price in the auction scheduled for next week.
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  • ITV.com: King Richard III’s signature under the hammer (29.03.2013) – As the expectations go, King Richard III should bring more money than Henry VIII. Detailed pictures of the original document and signature here.
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    26.03.2013


  • Video by Colin Hyde, East Midland’s Oral History Archive (YouTube: EMOralHistory, 26.03.2013)
    with a tour through King Richard III’s Leicester:
     

     
    More details at the University of Leicester website.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Ideas flood in to relocate statue of Leicester’s car park king, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (26.03.2013) – Not only the burial location for King Richard III is unclear, but also the statue currently placed in Castle Gardens, a gift from the Richard III Society, shall get a new home.
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  • BBC News: Richard III’s relatives seek judicial review over burial (26.03.2013) – Not only polls, but solicitors take over the discussion about where to bury King Richard III.
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  • The Guardian: Where should Richard III be buried? (26.03.2013) – The Guardian has launched a new poll about the City-discussion. Options are York and Leicester (By far not as many choices as in our poll here).
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Plantagenet Alliance’s legal challenge over king’s bones is ‘tosh’, by Peter Warzynski (26.03.2013)
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  • The Lawyer: Gordons prepares to launch JR proceedings for York burial of Richard III, by Joanne Harris (26.03.2013) – The legal standpoint and the beginning of legal procedings by Gordons from Leeds.
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  • Daily Mail: Relatives of Richard III threaten legal action claiming his planned reburial in Leicester Cathedral is a breach of HUMAN RIGHTS, by Mario Ledwith (26.03.2013) – Has nice view of York from Town Wall.
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  • Reuters: Battle rages over bones of England’s Richard III, by Michael Holden (26.03.2013)
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    20.03.2013


  • Catmose College: Most exciting excavation yet. Catmose reporters went to Leicester (20.03.2013) – Reporter Toby interviews Richard Buckley and Matthew Morris about the excavations of King Richard III’s grave:
     
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: King buried with honour whatever form the tomb, By Leicester Mercury (20.03.2013) – For completeness sake I include the statement by the acting dean of Leicester Cathedral, Barry Naylor. Though I still don’t see, how the acting dean of Leicester Cathedral can expect tomb designs by the contributing architects, when in the directives it is almost compeletly ruled out as having no chance to be successful and be chosen for a final design. Every architect will try to ascertain that his design has at least a chance.
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  • Live Science: Why Richard III Still Ignites Passion, by Stephanie Pappas (20.03.2013)
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  • The Telegraph: A burial place big enough for Richard III’s tomb (20.03.2013) – 2 comments about a proper burial place for King Richard III.
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    19.03.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Arguments against tomb don’t hold up, by Leicester Mercury (19.03.2013) – Very well accumulated arguments for a tomb in Leicester Cathedral by Stuart Bailey, chairman, Leicester Civic Society and Len Clarke, Croft.
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  • The Independent: Poll: Where should Richard III be interred? (19.03.2013) – Did you ever wonder how many people want King Richard III back under a car park? You no longer need to remain in uncertainty, The Independent tries to find that out with this new poll.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: VIDEO: Richard III: Song is Leicester musician’s tribute to king, by Adrian Troughton (19.03.2013) – King Richard III inspires songwriter to create special song for him.
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  • Corvallis Gazette-Times: Discontented no more, by Bennett Hall (19.03.2013) – Presents Jonathan Hayes, chairman of the American branch of the Richard III Society, with his opinion about the importance of the finds in Leicester and the battlefield at Bosworth.
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    18.03.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: King could be taken on final procession from Bosworth Battlefield to Leicester Cathedral, by Peter Warzynski (18.03.2013)
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Time to step up to status that history has given us, by Leicester Mercury (18.03.2013) – Letters and comments by readers about the burial directives of Leicester Cathedral.
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  • BBC News: Richard III effect sees Leicester Cathedral visitor numbers soar (18.03.2013)
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Space Centre bosses advise Leicester City Council over Richard III visitor building, by Dan Martin (18.03.2013) – The plans for the visitors’ center in Leicester take form.
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    17.03.2013


  • BBC News: Richard III ‘would want Catholic funeral’ says Dr John Ashdown-Hill (17.03.2013) – One aspect of the broader interview with Dr. Ashdown-Hill on LostinCastles.com on 16.03.2013
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    16.03.2013


  • Yorkshire Post: Compromise deal could see Richard III lie in state at York Minster (16.03.2013) – A compromise for a warrior king.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: All options still open for king’s last resting place, says Leicester Cathedral, by Peter Warzynski (16.03.2013) – Can’t really say I do understand the remaining ‘openness’ of Leicester Cathedral for a tomb design, when the design brief for the architects clearly states that a tomb design would be rejected. How would you react if you were an architect and wanted your design to be accepted? Can one expect something else than anticipatory obedience?
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  • Lost in Castles: Interview with John Ashdown-Hill from the Search for Richard Project, by Abigail J. Fox (16.03.2013) – Reveals very important aspects of the search, as well as about the background of the research and preparation necessary to find King Richard III.
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    15.03.2013


  • ThisIsGloucester.co.uk: Bring Richard III to Gloucester – petition launched, by TheCitizen (15.03.2013) – Now a new competitor in the ‘Battle of the Cities’ with an own petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/ petitions/46783

    City councillor Sebastian Field has launched an online petition to have the remains of King Richard III buried in Gloucester Cathedral.

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  • Politics.co.uk: Comment: The struggle for Richard III’s body must be laid to rest, by Hugh Bayley, Labour MP for York Central (15.03.2013)
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: A tomb is right thing for a king, by Leicester Mercury (15.03.2013)
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  • Canada.com: Shakespeare the spin doctor, by Arthur Black (15.03.2013) – About the importance of ‘Richards’.

    The evil that men do lives after them.
    The good is oft interred with their bones.

    Shakespeare

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  • University of Leicester: Statement by the University of Leicester about the dispute about King Richard III’s reburial in Leicester Cathedral (15.03.2013)
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  • University of Leicester: Public lecture held by the researchers (15.03.2013) – The lecture will be held at 6.00pm on Thursday 21 March at the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building, South Wing (Free and open to the public)
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    14.03.2013


  • The Australian: New battle looms over Leicester tomb for Richard III, by Nico Hines (14.03.2013)
    Dr. John Ashdown-Hill (interview with Dr. Ashdown-Hill here on KRA) says about the position of Leicester Cathedral:

    A king should not be buried under the floor.

     
    Nico Hines, The Times:

    Even Henry VII, the first Tudor king, felt the man he had defeated at the culmination of the War of the Roses was worthy of a tomb. He had one commissioned and built nine years after vanquishing his opponent, but it stood empty and was eventually lost while the dead king lay in an unmarked grave.

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  • New Statesman: Richard III’s reburial has reignited a Facebook War of the Roses, by Amy Licence (14.03.2013) – The ‘Battle of the Cities’ reaches the social networks.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Leicester mayor rejects York summit over burial of king, by Peter Warzynski (14.03.2013) – Comes at a not very opportune moment, when the discussions already are heated further because of the objections Leicester Cathedral has against the tomb for King Richard III by the Richard III Society.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Give king tomb, not slab, says online poll, by Leicester Mercury (14.03.2013)
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  • BBC History Extra: What does the discovery of Richard III’s remains mean for history? (14.03.2013) – Article about King Richard III and changes for history expected by his discovery in the March issue of the BBC History Magazine.
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  • Wharfedale Observer: Literary award is dedicated to memory of Peter Algar, by Annette McIntyre (14.03.2013) – The Richard III Foundation honours Peter Algar, who died last year, with The Peter Algar Literary Award.
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    13.03.2013


  • Leicester Cathedral: Design Brief (published 13.03.2013)
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  • Sky News: Richard III: Cathedral Plans Modest Memorial (13.03.2013)
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  • The Independent: Fit for a king? Royal row rumbles on over where Richard III should be laid to rest, by Tom Peck (13.03.2013) – “He was rescued from the council car park – and is now heading for a plain-looking tomb in Leicester Cathedral
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  • The Telegraph: Cathedral criticised for being ‘out of touch’ over King Richard III’s resting place, by Nick Britten (13.03.2013) – With quotes from Philippa Langley about the surprising feedback about the tomb from Leicester Cathedral.
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  • The Huffington Post: Richard III To Be Buried In ‘Simple Dignity’ In Leicester Cathedral With No Grand Tomb (13.03.2013)
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  • The Guardian: Row over Richard III’s final burial site rumbles on, by Maev Kennedy (13.03.2013) – “Leicester Cathedral says remains should be reburied under floor but Richard III Society calls for elaborate limestone sarcophagus
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  • Daily Mail: King Richard III to be re-interred in ‘a place of simple dignity’ in Leicester Cathedral, by Mark Prigg (13.03.2013)
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  • Livingston Daily: English towns clash over Richard III’s remains, by U.S.A. Today (13.03.2013)
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Yorkshire MPs defeated in new battle over king, by Leicester Mercury (13.03.2013)
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    12.03.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Tomb design does not meet Leicester Cathedral’s criteria, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (12.03.2013) – Leicester Cathedral is against the tomb design by the Richard III Society and Philippa Langley.
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  • The York Press: MP Hugh Bayley calls for inquiry over Richard III’s body (12.03.2013) – The government should decide where to bury King Richard III.
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  • The Daily Beast: York MP calls for calm over Richard III, by Tom Sykes (12.03.2013)
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  • The York Press: Crunch York-Leicester summit to be held over Richard III remains, by Mark Stead (12.03.2013)
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  • BBC News: Richard III: York Minster receives ‘abusive’ letters (12.03.2013)
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  • The Telegraph: Dean of York goes to the police over Richard III hate mail, b< Peter Dominiczak (12.03.2013) - "The Dean of York has been forced to contact cathedral police after receiving hate mail about the debate over where the remains of King Richard III should be buried.
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  • BBC News: Richard III burial ‘should not be finders keepers’, by Kayte Rath (12.03.2013)
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    11.03.2013


  • The Guardian: York plans Richard III fest as part of royal reburial campaign, by Martin Wainwright (11.03.2013) – York wants to celebrate King Richard III and the Peter Algar Award will be rewarded for the first time in October 2013. What a fitting memory to an extraordinary man, Peter Algar, who did not live to see the fantastic results about King Richard III, he would have been so happy about.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III could bring £140 million tourism boost to Leicester, by Leicester Mercury (11.03.2013) – The tourism effect of a dead king, measured out and numbered.
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  • Hodder & Stoughton (Publisher): John Murray (Publishers) acquire The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones (11.03.2013) – The combination of historian and eye witness seems very gripping and I am certainly interested in the background story about the search for King Richard III.
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    09.03.2013


  • The York Press: Richard III by David Baldwin (Amberley, £9.99), by Stephen Lewis (09.03.2013) – Very interesting book review about the newly published King Richard III biography, which already includes the information about the Leicester discovery.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: How the odds were stacked against us ever finding king, by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury (09.03.2013) – Archaeological research against all odds. Read here what mathematicians make of the find.
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  • BBC News: Richard III and arts venue ‘strengthen’ Leicester culture bid (09.03.2013) – King Richard III advances Leicester’s status as cultural city.
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    08.03.2013


  • The Independent: Still arguing over Richard III’s bones, by Andy McSmith (08.03.2013)

    If Richard III had been half as popular in his lifetime as he is today, he could have reigned for many happy years.

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    07.03.2013


  • Grand Falls Windsor Advertiser (Canada): Memories of the car park king, by Sue Hickey (07.03.2013) – Analysing Shakespeare and the ‘truth’ about King Richard III.
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  • European Hospital: Richard III – modern imaging transforms a historical image, by Mark Nicholls (07.03.2013) – Discovering the importance of a CT scan for the research about King Richard III.
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  • The York Press: Project to research and celebrate King Richard III, by Kate Liptrot (07.03.2013) – York starts to prepare and present its connection to King Richard III.
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  • BBC News: Richard III burial appeal for County Durham (07.03.2013) – New rival Durham in the debate now also re-opened in Parliament.
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    06.03.2013


  • The Millions: Proving a Villain: The Search for Richard III, by Will Glovinsky (06.03.2013) – Can we dismiss Shakespeare’s depiction of King Richard III entirely or what can we learn from it?
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    05.03.2013


  • New Statesman: New evidence: Was Richard III guilty of murdering the Princes in the Tower? By Amy Licence (05.03.2013) – Announcing the publication of her book in April 2013, the author announces to give new evidence to the centuries old mystery of who killed the Princes in the Tower.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Top archaeology award for University of Leicester team, by Laura Elvin, Leicester Mercury (05.03.2013) – Readers of the magazine “Current Archaeology” voted the Richard III project as the research project of the year.
    The magazine will have a special report about the digging in the next issue, becoming available on Friday, 08.03.2013.
    Mr. Buckley when receiving the price in London:

    I am proud to accept this award for the Grey Friars Project and, in particular, I want to thank Philippa Langley (member of the Richard III Society), who raised the money for the investigation and never doubted for a minute we would find Richard III.

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    04.03.2013


  • LiveScience.com: Dead King Richard III a Control Freak, Psychologists Say, by Stephanie Pappas (04.03.2013)
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  • RedOrbit.com: King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare, by Lawrence LeBlond (04.03.2013)
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  • Christian Today (Australia): How do they know it is Richard III – or – is that stuff on CSI real, after all?, by Mark Tronson (04.03.2013) – Background about the scientific methods used by the researchers in Leicester.
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    03.03.2013


  • ITV: Richard III: Ceremony to remember Battle of Bosworth fallen (03.03.2013) – White roses in memory of the king and the 1.000 killed with him in the Battle of Bosworth.
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    02.03.2013


  • Richard III Society: Richard III Conference in Leicester (02.03.2013) – The presentation of the events and conference schedule now has full videos about the readings and presentations at the conference.
    Here two examples:
    Philipp Langley and author about King Richard III, Annette Carson
     

     
    Dr. John Ashdown-Hill
     

     
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  • The Telegraph: Duke of Gloucester’s concern for Richard III’s ‘dignity’, by Tim Walker (02.03.2013) The Duke of Gloucester met Dr. Philip Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society, to discuss the intended procedures for King Richard III.
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  • ITV: The Choir for King Richard III (02.03.2013) – Embedding of the video with the choir and interview with the choirmaster was not possible, so please follow the link to VIMEO to open the video.

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    01.03.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Richard III: Mayor to recruit duo for project, by Leicester Mercury (01.03.2013) – King Richard III already is treated like a ‘treasure’ in Leicester. The museum project gets money to accommodate the exhibition planned to open its doors early in the year 2014.
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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: Rare Richard III coin up for sale, by Leicester Mercury (01.03.2013) – Not only about the announced coin, but also quite interesting conclusion about the burial rite for King Richard III, a Catholic, buried in a protestant Cathedral by the Church of England.
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