The burial argument over whether to bury the remains of Richard III at York or Leicester is getting out of hand. A decision has now been postponed until 2014. Although I think both cases have merit, I wish they would agree on one and let this tormented king rest. Surely that is more important than the where. That he is finally at peace in a recognised burial place where people can visit and pay their respects.
Click the above link for the full story from the BBC.
Click on the above link to be taken to my Facebook page where I have filled a folder with Tudor and Wars of the Roses historical fiction that I have reviewed. Within that folder there is also a link to my Goodreads account, so feel free to friend me!
I will keep updating the folder as I read, and there is also a non-fiction folder as well.
There is a large selection of photos on my Facebook page today from The Tudors Seasons 1-4.
It stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII, Henry Cavill as Charles Brandon, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Katherine of Aragon, Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn, Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour, Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard and Joely Richardson as Katherine Parr along with James Frain as Thomas Cromwell and Sam Neill as Thomas Wolsey.
If you click on the above link you can see photos from my visit to Framlingham Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, and also where Mary I gathered her forces to overthrow Jane Grey and the Duke of Northumberland in 1553.
There are also photos of St Michael’s Church, where the bodies of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk and his wife are buried, along with Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and his wife, and the two wives of the 4th Duke of Norfolk. Also entombed there is Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII.
Just to publish a link to something I’ve had published via my university at http://www.oneeyeonthepast.com which looks at present issues from a historical perspective.
I’ve written on royal succession, comparing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
And, yes, before anyone points it out, I do realise that there is a mistake with Queen Victoria being the only queen since Elizabeth. I did remember about Mary II and Anne, but I meant to type ‘overly successful female monarch’, but missed it during the final check. Oops!