What a week! Leicester rose to the occasion and reburied King Richard III with style; a perfect blend of solemnity and pageantry, mixing the old and the new with dignity and honour. 681 more words
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Pretty much everybody else on the interweb-thingy has had their fourpenn’orth about last week’s reburial of King Richard III, and I suppose it was only fitting that the events divided opinion just as sharply as the Marmite Monarch himself – depending on your point of view and which bloggers and tweeters you read, either a dignified and appropriate paying of respects or a ludicrous and unjustifiably expensive pantomime (accompanying those other ongoing panto spats, namely ‘He killed his nephews!”Oh no he didn’t!’ and… 1,083 more words
It’s been a tale of contrasting fortunes for the House of Plantagenet and the House of Windsor in recent days.
Practically a State occasion and if not quite, it certainly felt like one, the reinterment of Richard III’s mortal remains commanded the attendance of members of the present-day Royal household, a new setting of the National Anthem by the Master of the Queen’s Music, a fine poem in his honour by the Poet Laureate read by his Oscar-nominated relative Benedict Cumberbatch, not to mention various Yorkists, Lancastrians and a Gilbert and Sullivan-like cast of titled servants including the Constable of the Tower and Yeoman Warders. 502 more words