Richard III and ‘King Power’!

Being totally uninterested in football, it’s not like me to wait on tenterhooks for a match result – but that’s what happened last week, and now I’m absolutely delighted that Leicester City have just become champions of the Premier League. Five years ago, news that the football team of an obscure Midlands city had beaten… Continue reading Richard III and ‘King Power’!

Richard the sporting inspiration (2)

  Leicester City have finally clinched this season’s Premiership, despite having been in a relegation place at the time of Richard’s reburial, but his sporting influence clearly hasn’t stopped there. The Tigers have reached both a domestic and a European semi-final, beating French opposition, whilst Mark Selby is the snooker World Champion again.  

Remembering …

… the Leicestershire author and historian David Baldwin, who died from cancer earlier this month. He lectured at Leicester and Nottingham Universities but will be principally be remembered for works that included: His biography of Richard III, which was among those suggesting (correctly) where to find Richard, although it slightly underplayed the significance of Edward… Continue reading Remembering …

Concert by The Legendary Ten Seconds, in York House, Stony Stratford February 20th 2016

Having enjoyed the three CD albums of songs about Richard III by The Legendary Ten Seconds (which can be bought here), I was very keen to attend when I heard there was to be a live concert by the group, who comprise Ian Churchward on lead vocals and acoustic guitar (and writer of almost all… Continue reading Concert by The Legendary Ten Seconds, in York House, Stony Stratford February 20th 2016

Behind the scenes at the carving of Richard’s coffin and casket….

If you would like to know about the thought and immense skill that went into the adornment of Richard’s coffin and the little three-jar casket that accompanied it, please follow this link. The article is beautifully illustrated and highly interesting; and shows just how exquisite the work is.. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/august/anna-louise-parker-interview

Who really won at Bosworth? (by Katherine Newman-Warren)

I think increasingly it is Richard who has ultimately gained the greater victory. Henry won temporal power and died in his bed but Richard has gained a kind of immortality that Henry could never hope to achieve and went down fighting as a warrior king with the symbols of his kingship on his body. If… Continue reading Who really won at Bosworth? (by Katherine Newman-Warren)

Dr. Ashdown-Hill Frightens the Horses…er, Denialists

One of the strangest phenomena to come out of the events of almost three weeks ago has been the continual bashing of Dr. John Ashdown-Hill by the usual group of denialists who populate the underworld of Ricardian history and rehabilitation.  As we all know, Ashdown-Hill (along with other members of the Finding Richard project and… Continue reading Dr. Ashdown-Hill Frightens the Horses…er, Denialists

Poor Richard, wronged again, but SO thoughtfully….

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/my-unease-at-thanksgiving-paid-to-divisive-richard-iii-1-7203449 Can someone tell me why this person wanted to be at the cathedral in the first place? To sneer? To feel superior? To be solely and nobly responsible for representing the ‘silent majority’? If being ‘divisive’ warrants exclusion, there are a lot of other people, not only monarchs, who should be weeded out and… Continue reading Poor Richard, wronged again, but SO thoughtfully….