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Petition to get Richard III buried at York minster

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Bunnygotwhacked Tue 30-Oct-12 12:07:30

Just that really if you agree would be great if you could sign this

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Tue 30-Oct-12 21:07:05

Mmmm dosas! Dh bought me one from the sister restaurant on Wellington Road while I was in the Royal after giving birth. Much nicer than hospital food!


TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Tue 30-Oct-12 16:32:52

The fact that when I went there in January all excited about seeing the Joseph Wrights it turned out they were all put away somewhere while the gallery was redisplayed?

OK I should have checked the website beforehand. But they should have found somewhere to put the most important ones during the major redisplay. They are the most important thing in Derby, after all.

Oh and the football team is useless and makes DH and MIL miserable because they are foolish enough to support it.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 16:29:37

Many, many, many terrible things, pretty. I couldn't possibly say.

But no, not been to kayal ... I need to, clearly! I love dosas.

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Tue 30-Oct-12 16:16:38

What have you got against Derby? What's Derby ever done to you?!!grin

Have you been to Kayal by the train station? Excellent food. It's South Indian and they do dosas, which are like a lovely savoury pancake.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 15:46:35


Yay! Go Leicester!

It could be worse: it could be Derby.

TheDeathAndGories Tue 30-Oct-12 15:41:43

You're doing it. I'm being tempted towards Leicester
Not in person of course. It would take more than bones to make me bother going there

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 15:40:27

Indeed, my skills in travelling to a city-that-shall-remain-nameless are honed. That's my main PhD skill, really, doing an eight-hour round trip in a day and still wanting to discuss the relative merits of York and Leicester.

TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Tue 30-Oct-12 15:38:56

Thanks LRD, I knew you would have good advice for her smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 15:33:01

Thanks tunip (wow, so jealous of her PhD plans! grin)

TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Tue 30-Oct-12 15:25:49

Sorry for hijack, just wanted to point LRD to this thread where she may be able to help.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 15:18:05

grin Good to hear!

I love the centre despite the ugliness - it's so vibrant and bustly. And great food.

But York has so much money from tourism - it'd be lovely to see a bit of an upsurge for Leicester. And, selfishly, I suspect it'd prompt more work on medieval Leicester in the fifteenth century, and I would like someone to do that. There's shedloads on medieval York already.

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Tue 30-Oct-12 15:14:22

No worries Dragon, I think I took it in the spirit it was meant! Notice that the space centre appears twice on my list! My dad always says how ugly the city centre is and that they've lost so much of the historical architecture. I used to shop at the market in my lunch break and get bags of fresh veg for next to nothing. I miss that too.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 15:02:52

Sorry for my 'nothing in Leicester' comment. It was slightly tongue-in-cheek, and the result of growing up just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

I do love (and miss) the market, but it never ceases to amaze me that a town that should have so much history is really pretty blase about it.

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Tue 30-Oct-12 14:57:57

Off to Google York Missal

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Tue 30-Oct-12 14:55:07

Edith - St Wulframs and the Angel are about the only good bits in Grantham. Although it does have an Eleanor cross too.

LeeCoakley Tue 30-Oct-12 14:42:53

I'm all of a dither.

York is not calling to me but I can see why that would be an obvious choice. I like the thought of him being with his wife in Westminster Abbey yet Leicester seems to be the right place. He is associated in most people's minds with dying at Bosworth so if you go to the battlefield it seems logical that his bones nearby. Obviously I am looking at this from a touristy angle. Oh decisions decisions....

ScarePhyllis Tue 30-Oct-12 14:42:44

This is fascinating. My history teacher at school was a vocal member of the Richard III Society. I wonder if any of the Royal Family will go to the re-interment? I wonder if the Queen gets to decide what happens.

York, I think, on the basis that most of its fabric was contemporary with him and is not a Victorian bodge-job.

Saltire George II was the last monarch to be buried in Westminster Abbey - there is no more room for royal burials. They have been buried at St George's Windsor, except for Victoria and her mad mausoleum at Frogmore.

My guess is that they will skip over the awkward fact of the Reformation by just doing reburial prayers and not a full on funeral. It's not as though the contemporary RCC would have been recognisable to him anyway.

Oooh! New thought! They could use the York Missal that was used in the North before Henry VIII - how super awesome would that be!

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Tue 30-Oct-12 14:29:56

Eek - if we can't decide where the thread should go, what hope is there for the remains grin

Signed the petition.

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Tue 30-Oct-12 14:29:22

Ooh, I used to live near Alfreton. Had a tramway museum in my village. Derbyshire people are the loveliest.

Listen here, Worksop, you've got Mr Straw's house and are trying to claim Robin Hood so get your mitts off Richard. God, they're just greedy for the heritage.

ScabbyColdCrustyCatPuss Tue 30-Oct-12 14:28:12

Sorry, Henry VI!

Bunnygotwhacked Tue 30-Oct-12 14:27:50

Sorry Kate didn't know there was a petition section

EdithWeston Tue 30-Oct-12 14:26:48

Please, please please: would you reconsider?

Edit out the petition link, and move to the History Club?

EdithWeston Tue 30-Oct-12 14:25:20

Grantham has a Richard III connexion: he arranged the Duke of Buckingham's death warrant from the Angel and Royal there.

St Wulfram's is an amazing church.

NewKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Oct-12 14:24:04

Hi everyone,

We're going to move this thread to petitions soon, its proper, rightful resting place wink

Feel free to start up a discussion in chat about where Richard III should be buried though.

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Tue 30-Oct-12 14:23:41

Ok. They should be an X factor style sing off!

For Leicester we have Englebert Humperdink, Showaddywaddy, Kasabian and Corner Shop.

For York we have Pulp, Joe Cocker, Kaiser Cheifs and the Thompson Twins.

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