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Richard was “walked over” by his future undertaker….!


Poor old Richard, being walked over many times by “Jenny” on her way to the school dinner hall. Jenny became an undertaker, and was eventually to attend to Richard’s reburial. The article is by Nuala McCann.


Another C17 coincidence

In the English Civil War, there was a Royalist commander named Richard Neville (left). Unlike his namesake and relative (right), this Colonel of Horse survived the campaign, fighting at the first Battle of Newbury and being with Charles I at Oxford at the conclusion of the first War. He became a High Sheriff, Lord Lieutenant, JP before he died, peacefully, at 61.

h/t Only Connect, who reminded us that there is also a publisher and a singer by this name.

Eclipse coincidences…?


Sometimes coincidences can be really eerie, and I think the eclipses of 1485 and 2015 fall into that category, because of Anne Neville’s death during one, and because there is to be another on Friday, immediately prior to the reinterment week of Richard III.. See

There are 530 years between 1485 and 2015, and if you go another back a further 530 years, it seems there were three eclipses in 995 , partial, annular and total. From what I can gather, one or other of these would have been seen in the United Kingdom. But don’t quote me, as I’m no expert, just someone who finds the 530 year thing interesting.

The curious link to Richard III is that in 995 the body of his favourite saint, Cuthbert, was moved to Ripon, Yorkshire, due to another Danish invasion. I’m not going to look at 425, when yes, there was an annular eclipse. What events there may have been I do not know, let alone whether one of them could be conceived as a link to Richard.

Yes, yes, I know eclipses are common, but looking for a thread is tempting, if not scientific…

Isn’t it strange …

… that none of our visitors so far have been from Egypt? After all, “Cairo dwellers” is only a metaphor.

Another way understand the “sources” on Richard III

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As many of you know, the Daily Express (inter alia) has printed a lot of unfounded rumours about the 1997 death of the Princess of Wales. We can put them in a proper context, of course.


Now suppose that, in five hundred years time, reputable historians quote these articles copiously and refer to them as “primary sources” that must be true unless they can be disproven. The parallel with Richard is uncanny – in fact the Express is more contemporaneous to Paris 1997 than most “Tudor” “sources” are to his reign (More in particular).

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