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‘Grant me the carving of my name’

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


Richard III, Game of Thrones, and Invading France

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

Richard III Finally Laid to Rest

Richard III, the King found beneath a car parking lot, has been reburied in a solemn but celebratory service, 530 years after his death in battle.  1,278 more words


Requiem of the Rose King Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 5/5 – Shakespeare’s Greatest Plays Without All the Iambic Pentameter
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow.

The problem with William Shakespeare is that we’re not treated to the really good stuff when we read him in high school. 560 more words


Thesis Proposal, Take Two

Emily Miller

Dr. Lewis J. Walker


March 29, 2015

Thesis Proposal

Richard III, as a living, historical figure, but especially as characterized by Shakespeare, is the perfect vehicle for demonstrating the postmodern problem. 698 more words

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What Richard III says about us

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