Press Coverage 2015
♕ Press Coverage 2015 ♕
(Newest articles at the top.)
- The Independent: The Princes in the Tower: Will the ultimate cold case finally be solved after more than 500 years?, by Paul Gallagher (August 21, 2015) –
Philippa Langley, the leading lady in the search for King Richard III, now continues with her research and diggs into the historical sources about the Princes in the Tower.
Professional cold case investigators now take over where historians failed for centuries. New, so far closed archives are opened for investigation and material is carried together all over Europe to make the progress of this new research effort interesting to watch.
- Leicester Mercury: Battle of Bosworth re-enactment this weekend (August 19, 2015) –
530 years after the Battle of Bosworth where King Richard III died, the re-enactors make him and his time live again.
- BBC News: Richard III historians Philippa Langley and John Ashdown-Hill made MBEs (June 13, 2015) –
Finally, a royal recognition of the events in Leicester, by awarding the Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) to both Philippa Langley and Dr. John Ashdown-Hill.
(As I was not familiar with the title of ‘MBE’, I had to look it up here at Wikipedia.)
- The Independent: A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III’s birthday at his reburial, by Christopher Hooton (March 27, 2015) –
So much effort was undertaken for the re-burial of King Richard III. Still they got King Richard III’s birthday wrong in his eulogy in Leicester Cathedral.
Here a quite understandable reaction by Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who did such extensive research about King Richard III and who enabled the finding of the grave, to be embarassed that even such a basic fact about the king was ignored.
In the debate about the finding of King Richard III, it certainly does not help, that some try to make fun of the historian Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who did the necessary background research to enable the find. The University of Leicester, pressed into the research, did not find the king. They only provided the research equipment, personnel and know-how for coping with the search results, but not the necessary optimism, the belief, the pre-determined area where to dig and the enormous work to achieve the acceptance by the authorities to allow the dig in those areas that was necessary that the king could be found. Without Dr. John Ashdown-Hill’s pre-research and Philippa Langley, the king would have remaind where he was for over 500 years. To ignore that fact is to ignore the real circumstances of the search.
- Medievalists.net (Blog): Philippa Langley: The End of Richard III and the Beginning of Henry I, by Sandra Alvarez (March 27, 2015) –
Interview with Philippa Langley reveals her next research project. The search for Henry I’s abbey in Reading.
- BBC HistoryExtra.com: Bad King Richard III? “He was a product of his time. I’ve warmed to him” says relative Michael Ibsen, by Emma McFarnon (March 27, 2015) –
An interview with Michael Ibsen, relative to King Richard III who helped identify him, about his experiences with the research, making the wood coffin and the ceremonies in Leicester.
- Leicester Mercury: Richard III reburied in Leicester: As it happened (March 26, 2015) –
Live from Leicester – Tweets as the event happened. Burial ceremony in Leicester Cathedral with a statement by Benedict Cumberbatch about his BBC role as Richard III which relies on Shakespeares version.
- Leicester Mercury: Richard III reinterment: Order of service, by Peter Warzynski (March 26, 2015) –
Order of service for the burial ceremony of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.
- Mirror.co.uk: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poem at King Richard III’s reburial, by Sam Adams (March 26, 2015) –
Poem by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy for King Richard III, read at his burial ceremony in Leicester Cathedral.
Link to the video: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/watch-benedict-cumberbatch-read-poem-5402615
- Mirror.co.uk: King Richard III reburial: RECAP on updates from Leicester, by Sam Adams (March 26, 2015) –
Follow the events of and around King Richard III’s burial ceremony in Leicester Cathedral in this news stream.
- The Guardian: King Richard III’s re-interment carries pomp and grandeur of state funeral, by Maev Kennedy (March 26, 2015) –
A royal burial. The burial ceremony of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral was attended by relatives and royalty.
- New York Times: King Richard III of England Is Reburied in Leicester Cathedral, by John F. Burns (March 26, 2015) –
The New York Times with a detailed report about the burial ceremony of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.
- Royal Letter: Queen Elizabeth II’s Letter for King Richard III’s re-interment ceremony in Leicester Cathedral, by Queen Elizabeth II (March 26, 2015) –
To write a letter to be read at a burial ceremony and hardly even mention the one buried, is something only a reigning queen can do:
— Christopher Goulding (@GouldingChris) March 26, 2015
- The Guardian: Richard by Carol Ann Duffy, by Carol Ann Duffy (March 26, 2015) –
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s eulogy read by Benedict Cumberbatch at the burial ceremony in Leicester Cathedral.
(Full text of poem printed here.)
- Matt’s History Blog: Richard III – The Answers, by Matthew Lewis (March 26, 2015) –
A historically well founded article about King Richard III, contradicting David Starkey’s remark live on TV about Richardian as “loons”.
- The Guardian: Richard III DNA tests uncover evidence of further royal scandal, by Ian Sample (March 25, 2015) –
A further break in the male lines of royal houses. What upheaval an over 500 years dead king can create.
Further research will be done in the matter. Will it result in sly women’s late exposure?
- BBC News: Richard III: 20,000 visit coffin in Leicester Cathedral (March 25, 2015) –
King Richard III’s coffin in Leicester Cathedral beofre the burial om 26 March 2015 attracts many and diverse visitors.
- Leicester Mercury: People start queuing at 4am for last chance to see Richard III coffin at Leicester Cathedral, by atroughton (March 25, 2015) –
King Richard III receives accolades before his burial on Thursday, 26 March 2015.
- Leicester Mercury: King Richard III: Special digital edition now available to download (March 25, 2015) –
The run to get the Leicester Mercury Supplement about King Richard III was so great, that they also make it available as a downloadable version.
- Leicester Mercury: Richard III: Donated white roses will play a part in the floral arrangements at reinterment, by Peter Warzynski (March 25, 2015) –
White roses for King Richard III. The many private rose donations were collected and arranged by florists to be part of the decoration for King Richard III’s burial ceremony.