Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by CJ » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:20 pm

I do hope he is buried (again) in Leicester (again) and with some form of pomp and ceremony. The BBC piece says so 'state' funeral is likely but please let's have some ceremony which goes through the streets.

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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by old one eye » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:23 pm

The city of Leicester should build as much of a tourist industry around this as it is possible. This is the only reason York is at all interested.
I never once heard them shouting about king Richard III being "one of theirs" before his remains were discovered.

If he did go to York I suppose Cockers and Mat O'Connor would get the blame :smt003

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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by byrontiger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Leicester should take this opportunity as quickly as possible.

The marvellous work that went into the finding of a King's body is, if spun up correctly, could be worth much more than attractions like the Mary Rose in Portsmouth.

It must be easier to find a ship! Look at how that grabbed the nation and HRH.

PS Tell York to 'get stu**ed'.
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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by Rizzo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:36 pm

I gather that the Richard III Society has already been in talks about a tomb at the Cathedral, funded by donations from around the world. I think a full ceremonial funeral would be right and properly respectful to an anointed King of England.
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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by Rizzo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:38 pm

There is a petition you can sign to keep his remains in Leicester

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/39708

York has a petition too but that has more signatures than Leicester so we need to get promoting!
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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by byrontiger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:26 pm

The licence to exhume the body(s) was allowed on the grounds that they stated where the remains would go afterwards. That says Leicester Cathedral.

The Ministry or Justice also referred to the licence, adding the it was 'not our position' to make any retrospective changes.

Quotes from today's Times.

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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by CJ » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:15 pm

just caught up with the Reduced Shakespeare version of his life, on Radio 4, Today programme on Monday. it's at about 2 hours 52 if you are minded to listen on the i-player. Very clever and very funny.

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Re: Richard causes excitement in Tigerland!

Post by Chunter » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:13 am

But the MoJ issued a statement today saying the decision lay with the Leicester University archeologists who found Richard’s remains under a car park in the city.

It said: "When applying for an archaeological exhumation licence, the applicant must state that the remains will be laid to rest at a suitable location.

"The licence we issued states that the applicant (the University of Leicester) would, no later than August 31, 2014, deposit the remains at Jewry Wall Museum or have them interred at St Martin's Cathedral or in a burial ground in which interments may legally take place.

"The precise location of reburial is now for the University of Leicester."
(http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ri ... id-1592971)

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