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leicestermercury.co.uk: "Richard III ballot: Requests for invitations to reinterment come in from as far-afield as Japan, Brazil and Saudi Arabia" (15/12/2014)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richar...story.html

leicestermercury.co.uk: "Richard III: Ballot for invitations to the reinterment closes" (31/12/2014)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richar...story.html

Quote:The ballot for invitations for the reburial of King Richard III has closed with more than 13,500 people applying for a seat.

The deadline for entries closed at midday today with applications flooding in from all over the world.

Men, women and children from as far as Afghanistan, Benin, in West Africa, and New Zealand will now be waiting with anticipation to hear whether they will be offered a place at Leicester Cathedral for the event next March.

The 600 randomly selected people will receive their invitations by the end of January. (...)

The invitations will be divided across three services, with 200 available for each.

Half of the 600 seats will go to applicants from Leicestershire and Rutland.

It means 200 people will be invited to the main reinterment service on Thursday, March 26, when the coffin is lowered into the ground and sealed in its tomb.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the service, and it will also be broadcast by Channel 4.

The other two services will take place at the cathedral during a week of events which runs from Sunday, March 22, until Friday, March 27.


In total, the Dean of Leicester will officially invite 1,800 guests to the three services, including members of the Royal Family, known descendants of Richard and dignitaries.

To date, the only confirmed royal is the Duke of Gloucester – the patron of the cathedral’s Richard III Fund-raising Appeal.

leicestermercury.co.uk: "Two groups of Ricardians united at service to celebrate the king's life" (29/12/2014)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/8203-g...story.html

Quote:Two groups of Ricardians who traded insults in a fight over the remains of Richard III will be united for the first time at a service to celebrate the king’s life.

The decision, made in 2012, to rebury the former monarch in Leicester caused a split in the Richard III Society – with some members campaigning for the remains to be reburied in York and others who believed the former monarch should stay in the city where he was discovered. (...)

In September, the society’s chairman, Dr Phil Stone, pleaded with both sides to remain civil. Now, Leicester Cathedral hopes to bring the factions together when it hosts a service exclusively for members in the week leading up to the reinterment.

Dr Stone said: “The society has invited members worldwide to join in its service on Monday, March 23, and it is hoped all, regardless of their personal preferences for where King Richard should be buried, will join us in celebrating his life and be united as he is reinterred with all the honour and dignity he deserves.”

Leicester Cathedral had also been the target of Yorkist jibes, with northern campaigners branding the building “poxy”.

Canon missioner at the cathedral, the Rev Pete Hobson, said: “We realise not all members of the society wished the reburial to be in Leicester, but we’re very pleased to be able to offer the hospitality of the cathedral to the society as a whole.” (...)

leicestermercury.co.uk: "Leicestershire band choose Richard III theme for national competition entry" (01/01/2015)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leices...story.html

leicestermercury.co.uk: "Geneaologist discovers direct link between actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard III" (03/01/2015)
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Actor-...story.html

Quote:A geneaologist has discovered a direct link between English actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the man he will portray in the upcoming drama The Hollow Crown - King Richard III.

University of Leicester Professor Kevin Schurer, who was instrumental in proving the identity of Richard III by tracking down his modern day relations, has now uncovered a link between Cumberbatch and the king - and shown them to be third cousins, 16 times removed.

It is estimated that between one million and 17 million people in the UK are related, in someway, to the former Plantagenet monarch.

However, Prof Schurer has discovered that the line of descent Cumberbatch shares with Richard III is much more direct.

He said: “He is more direct because he is a third cousin. Most other relatives would be much lower order cousins.

“I think the Queen would be a third cousin several times removed as well.”

The English actor, known for his role as Sherlock Holmes opposite Martin Freeman, will play Richard III in the BBC Two drama series. (...)

Um... as far as I know, it was John Ashdown-Hill who tracked down Joy Ibsen as a relative of Richard III a few years before his remains were discovered under the car park. Leicester University came into it only later.

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theguardian.com: "Richard III gets a lavish send-off… at last" (08703/2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/...ff-at-last

Quote:Later this month, 530 years after he was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard III will finally get a decent burial at Leicester Cathedral, watched by the world’s media. Elizabeth Day goes behind the scenes and meets those involved (...)

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Wow, and it has been how many years since "The Daughter of Time" came out?



« L'homme n'est qu'un roseau, le plus faible de la nature, mais c'est un roseau *pensant*. Il ne faut pas que l'univers entier s'arme pour l'écraser; une vapeur, une goutte d'eau suffit pour le tuer. Mais quand l'univers l'écraserait, l'homme serait encore plus noble que ce qui le tue, parce qu'il sait qu'il meurt et l'avantage que l'univers a sur lui; l'univers n'en sait rien. »

( “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a *thinking* reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him: a vapour, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.” )

— Blaise Pascal



“如果你此生有幸,可以得到他的一个承诺。”

( “If you are truly blessed in this life, you might get a promise out of him.” )

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New and additional links (thanks to Titania for the heads-up!):

bbc.com: "Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin on first day" (23/03/2015)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leice...e-32014296

Quote:More than 5,000 people have visited Leicester Cathedral to view Richard III's coffin on the first day.

The last Plantagenet king's remains arrived after a cortege through Leicestershire and there were long queues on Monday with a four hour wait.

The king's skeleton was found under a car park in 2012.

A requiem mass has also taken place at Holy Cross Church in Leicester, led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England.

The reburial ceremony will be held on Thursday, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Further viewing times are Tuesday 09:00-12:30 / 14:00-17:00 / 19:15-21:00 and Wednesday 09:00-12:30. (...)

bbc.com: "Richard III: Leicester welcomes king's remains" (22/03/2015)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leice...e-31990721

bbc.com: "Richard III: Farewell to the king" (updates from 22/03/2015; key points and key video)
http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-...e-31906058

bbc.com: "Fotheringhay Castle soil to be buried with Richard III" (20/03/2015)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-north...e-31965323

Quote:Soil from the village where Richard III was born will be placed alongside his remains when he is reburied.

The last Plantagenet king was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, and members of his family were buried at the local parish church.

Soil from the castle grounds and two other sites will be laid around his coffin by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on 26 March. (...)

bbc.com: "Question mark king: Richard III quiz" (23/03/2015)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leice...e-31947405

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theguardian.com: "Richard III funeral - live updates" (26/03/2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/...ve-updates

Quote: Last Plantagenet king reburied more than 500 years after death
Congregation told they are not there to judge him
Prayers said for all victims of War of the Roses
Bishop warns of danger of tribal behaviour
Benedict Cumberbatch reads poem by Carol Ann Duffy
In Leicester for the service? Share your photos via GuardianWitness (...)

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theguardian.com: "King Richard III's re-interment carries pomp and grandeur of state funeral" (26/03/2015)
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/...te-funeral

Quote:Royalty, military and academic elite - and even Benedict Cumberbatch – fill pews of Leicester Cathedral to lay king’s bones to rest

It was not a funeral, the Dean of Leicester, David Monteith, reminded the congregation of his cathedral, which had been transformed into a grove of foliage and white roses – and the reminder about Richard III was very much needed.


Every pew was filled with guests in military uniforms, black or navy suits, academic gowns, decorations and honours, chains of office, silver white boar badges, white rose brooches and fabulous hats.

The guests included the Duke of Gloucester, Sophie Countess of Wessex, and the Duke of Norfolk, whose responsibilities include royal funerals. The music included a fanfare and new setting of the national anthem by the master of the Queen’s music, Judith Weir. The Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch left his place beside fellow actor Robert Lindsay – respectively the next to tackle the role and a notable former interpreter of Shakespeare’s Richard III – to read a searing new poem by the laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

Two yeoman warders in their medieval tunics, who had come from London with the Constable of the Tower of London, Lord Dannatt, guarded the southern door of the cathedral, as if the Lancastrians might try to break in at any moment.

As six army veterans carried the coffin to its new resting place, Wendy Duldig, the 17th great niece of Richard III, and Philipa Langley, who launched the hunt for his remains, could be seen blinking back tears, and Richard Buckley, leader of the archaeology team, swallowed hard. And with the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, censing and sprinkling holy water over the coffin, without Monteith’s reminder it might have looked like the grandest state funeral in living memory.

The opening address was not by a priest but by the historian Professor Gordon Campbell, whose butterscotch voice has won him the magnificent title of public orator of the University of Leicester. “Now we must return his bones to the earth,” he said. “We have assembled today in a spirit of reconciliation, not to argue whether Richard was a good king, or even a good man.”

In that spirit, the guests included “the Bosworth Peers” who were listed as “supporters of the House of York”, and “supporters of the House of Lancaster”
. That latter group included Edward Stanley, 19th Earl of Derby, descendant of Thomas Stanley, who went to the battle as a supporter of Richard, loitered on the edges until he saw which way the wind was blowing, and then threw his forces in on Henry Tudor’s side. There were probably a few people in the church wearing white boar badges who would have liked a little chat with him about the events of that day.

The service included a hymn by GK Chesterton, a devout Roman Catholic best known as the creator of the Catholic priest and detective Father Brown, set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Lancastrians, Yorkists and others in the congregation agreed unanimously, it had been a magnificent funeral. Or rather re-interment.

“It was absolutely wonderful, the cathedral has done Leicester and Leicestershire proud,” Carl Vivian, a local man who had got closer to the remains of the king than almost anyone else in the cathedral. As the university videographer and photographer, his unforgettable images of the fragile bones were beamed around the world, lit so they glowed like medieval ivories.

Vivian hadn’t actually managed to get a ticket for the service, but managed to sneak in at the back just as the coffin was being carried to the grave, and was still overwhelmed by the emotion of the moment.

As the service ended, the crowds opposite the cathedral, many of whom had been in rain-soaked place since 8am, were still gathered 10-deep.

The royals and other VIPs marched off to a grand lunch in the guildhall, and the lesser mortals scattered to the nearby pubs, cafes and restaurants, whose owners have also been giving devout thanks for the return of a king.

The cathedral doors were closed and locked, and behind them the most delicate part of the whole day began: the anxious lifting into place of the great slab of Swaledale stone, weighing more than 2.3 tonnes, taken from a quarry on land once owned by Richard, which will seal his tomb for ever.

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I can't believe that they're actually doing this... Leicester cathedral wants to stage Shakespeare's 'Richard III' (IMHO historically inaccurate, pro-Tudor-biased and plainly slanderous, in spite of its literary merits) in the cathedral in July. In the very place where the actual Richard III was re-interred not so long ago. Angry

http://www.richardiii.net/ ("Latest news: Richard III in Leicester cathedral")

https://www.change.org/p/leicester-cathe...ion-no_msg

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