Carol Ann Duffy poem read at reburial of Richard III

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The third cousin of King Richard III, 16 times removed, read a poem by the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the reburial of the king’s remains at a service at Leicester cathedral on Thursday. Benedict Cumberbatch read a 14-line poem, called ’Richard’, composed for the ceremony. Richard was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 effectively ended the Wars of the Roses. His verified bones were discovered in a Leicester car park in 2012. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/mar/26/king-richard-iii-re-interment-benedict-cumberbatch-reads-poem-service-video

 

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 28th Mar 2015 13:27

I thought the poem in question was rather good.
As for Richard 111 - the discovery adds a valuable piece
to the jigsaw of the history of these islands. I suspect
that this monarch was very much a man of his brutal
time. Do to others before they do it to you! Or as
that noted Confederate cavalry raider Nathan Forrest
observed; (Make sure you are) Firstest with the mostest!.

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Sat 28th Mar 2015 00:32

Richard the third. Why all this reverence for a murdering arse hole like him If I had exhumed this creatures bones they would have been donated to the local dogs home. or ground up and sold as fertilizer at B&Q

There are millions of anonymous bones in the ground more worthy of the respect afforded him

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