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Old 11-12-2013, 08:45 PM
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I like that tomb design - but then I like modern architecture. Not sure how it will be received by others.
The Tudor rose on the floor is excellent.
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I like that tomb design - but then I like modern architecture. Not sure how it will be received by others. The Tudor rose on the floor is excellent.
The rose is a white York rose, not a Tudor rose. I can't help but think that given who Richard was and how he died that a Tudor rose would be an inappropriate addition to his tomb....
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^^^Well, I guess if you look at it through a skewed perspective, if that were a Tudor rose Richard would then be subjugating it with the placement of his tomb atop it. He finally conquered the Tudors after all!
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Is it still 5 quid for the first four hours parked over His Majesty?
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Well, I guess if they toss in the towel over where and how to bury Richard, maybe they will reinter him back in the car park. Special rates apply for the parking space over his site.
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I watched the Kennedy special on PBS last night and tonight, and they emphasized how much was the pain that Jack Kennedy was in from his back. He lived on steroids and pain killers and other pills which would have eventually thinned his bones and put him in a wheelchair--he had Addison's disease. But he took all those pills so he could keep going and looking vigorous. Sounds like the story of Richard III and his military leadership in spite of his back pain.
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Is it still 5 quid for the first four hours parked over His Majesty?
I hope the meter turns over before 4 hours. I'll need a place to park when I visit his tomb. I think they should limit it to an hour, maybe 2 so I can grab lunch.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:19 AM
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I watched the Kennedy special on PBS last night and tonight, and they emphasized how much was the pain that Jack Kennedy was in from his back. He lived on steroids and pain killers and other pills which would have eventually thinned his bones and put him in a wheelchair--he had Addison's disease. But he took all those pills so he could keep going and looking vigorous. Sounds like the story of Richard III and his military leadership in spite of his back pain.
Ah, but JFK's back was injured in combat in WWII and it very nearly crippled him. Scoliosis is very different and even in cases like Richard's there isn't necessarily much pain - especially when you're young. Richard's wasn't so extreme that he couldn't function almost normally, and indeed he obviously did function quite well - and no one made mention that the King wasn't physically fit. Indeed, before Bosworth no one seemed to notice anything other than one shoulder being slightly higher than the other. If he had lived into his fifties or sixties arthritis probably would have become an issue but as he was still only 32 when he died the scoliosis probably didn't bother him that much. In fact, the armor he wore probably actually helped, like a back brace.

Like Richard's, my scoliosis began as a pre-teen when I began my final growth spurt. Had there not been screening at my junior high school I may have never known I had it even though my double-curvature is nearly 28 degrees each way and spiraled/twisted. Although now at 52 I do have a little discomfort now and then, one of my main problems is that because my ribcage is somewhat "sprung" on one side, certain foundation garments containing wires are more uncomfortable for me than most.
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That is quite a dramatic and terrifying depiction of Richard's last stand with all the soldiers and weapons surrounding him. I had read in Philippa Langley's book that based on examination of the wounds to his skull, when he was knocked off his horse and overcome on foot the death blows to his head were administered. A chilling interpretation by the artist.
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@Tinglepolitics: Judicial review of decision to let Richard III remains be reburied in Leicester instead of York to be launched next Tuesday in High Court
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What a fascinating article, An Ard Ri. What luck that these rites were discovered and that Richard will hopefully have the ritual ceremony of his times for his reburial. It's just so fitting. It's also somewhat poignant as well since he attended the reburial for his father and brother. I wonder if the Richard III Society will host a post-burial banquet afterward, with its own version of a meal of capons, cygnets, herons and rabbits.
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What a fascinating article, An Ard Ri. What luck that these rites were discovered and that Richard will hopefully have the ritual ceremony of his times for his reburial. It's just so fitting. It's also somewhat poignant as well since he attended the reburial for his father and brother. I wonder if the Richard III Society will host a post-burial banquet afterward, with its own version of a meal of capons, cygnets, herons and rabbits.
Yes the BBC seem to be rather good when it comes to Richard III,they nearly have 1 per week!
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But it still hasn't been decided whether he's be reinterred in York or Leicester, correct? The jury's still out on that one, I think.
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But it still hasn't been decided whether he's be reinterred in York or Leicester, correct? The jury's still out on that one, I think.
Its still ongoing as per the BBC

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Maybe Dr. Buckle who found the medieval rites for reburial can go back and discover a letter by Richard designating where he intended to be buried. This would save a whole lot of headache if the king had made his wishes known.
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Maybe Dr. Buckle who found the medieval rites for reburial can go back and discover a letter by Richard designating where he intended to be buried. This would save a whole lot of headache if the king had made his wishes known.

Given the fact that there are people who wish to ignore the wishes of Prince Philip over not having a state/royal funeral - on this board as well as elsewhere - why should the wishes of a man who died over half a millenia be taken into account.
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