King Richard III petition

First published in Letters by

WE ARE a group campaigning to have King Richard III returned to York.

Please join our Facebook petition to bring Richard back to Yorkshire and Twitter @RichardtoYork

We also request you join a write-in campaign to the Queen, the prime minister and Chris Grayling, justice minister, either by email or post. Thank you very much, any help is much appreciated.

Karen Glynn, (a proud Yorkshire lass), Peachey Road, Selsey, Chichester.

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2:11pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Apathy.
Ennui.
Apathy. Ennui. Buzz Light-year
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2:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

"Please campaign about something important instead of this rubbish".
"Please campaign about something important instead of this rubbish". CHISSY1
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12:56am Sun 24 Feb 13

ValNZ1 says...

Chissy1, can you please define what you mean by 'important'? I might well agree with you that whatever you refer to is very important, but in general someone claiming history is 'rubbish' makes me feel quite sad.
Chissy1, can you please define what you mean by 'important'? I might well agree with you that whatever you refer to is very important, but in general someone claiming history is 'rubbish' makes me feel quite sad. ValNZ1
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9:24am Sun 24 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

"Closure of hospital wards, unnecessary government cuts,lack of funding to important charities in this country.The list is endless.Children should be made aware of "important" events in history,2 World Wars and how the wrong outcome would have affected everyone's lives.And what about all the soldiers killed abroad in these wars,where are they buried,not in this country,so why the fuss over Richard III."
"Closure of hospital wards, unnecessary government cuts,lack of funding to important charities in this country.The list is endless.Children should be made aware of "important" events in history,2 World Wars and how the wrong outcome would have affected everyone's lives.And what about all the soldiers killed abroad in these wars,where are they buried,not in this country,so why the fuss over Richard III." CHISSY1
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9:51am Sun 24 Feb 13

ValNZ1 says...

Yes those things are all very important, I agree. I also agree about the soldiers killed in the world wars who could not be brought home due to lack of means (ships, refrigeration etc.), but I also know of distraught families who were never able to get to visit their loved ones graves due to distance and cost. I am in New Zealand and it was and is an impossibility for most people to do this. Imagine being a distraught mother unable to cry on the grave of their son - assuming he even had a known grave. The Richard III situation was probably similar in its day when travelling was somewhat more difficult than now.

Re children, lessons, wrong outcomes and the effecting of everyone's lives, my impression is precisely that this was what was occurring around the time of Richard's death. I'm new to this particular piece of history but I have always known I descended from Plantagenets and Nevilles (though the money and status didn't come down with the genes unfortunately). Sometimes, when times are tough, people need to grasp at something completely out of left field and try to make whatever it is work for them and their community. Perhaps, rather than just being trivia, something will come from all this that will at least create an emotional spin-off. Its just a case of wondering what it might be and how the result might be capitalised upon when it appears.
Yes those things are all very important, I agree. I also agree about the soldiers killed in the world wars who could not be brought home due to lack of means (ships, refrigeration etc.), but I also know of distraught families who were never able to get to visit their loved ones graves due to distance and cost. I am in New Zealand and it was and is an impossibility for most people to do this. Imagine being a distraught mother unable to cry on the grave of their son - assuming he even had a known grave. The Richard III situation was probably similar in its day when travelling was somewhat more difficult than now. Re children, lessons, wrong outcomes and the effecting of everyone's lives, my impression is precisely that this was what was occurring around the time of Richard's death. I'm new to this particular piece of history but I have always known I descended from Plantagenets and Nevilles (though the money and status didn't come down with the genes unfortunately). Sometimes, when times are tough, people need to grasp at something completely out of left field and try to make whatever it is work for them and their community. Perhaps, rather than just being trivia, something will come from all this that will at least create an emotional spin-off. Its just a case of wondering what it might be and how the result might be capitalised upon when it appears. ValNZ1
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12:23pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

This is the epetition sign up to -

http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/38772.

23,143 have done so to date. Other petitions split the vote.
This is the epetition sign up to - http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/38772. 23,143 have done so to date. Other petitions split the vote. Sillybillies
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12:53pm Sun 24 Feb 13

gwen4me says...

Why not make a fuss about Richard III, he was an important historical figure associated with our city. He will also bring a few tourists in, and reinforce York`s position as an important English City. Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.
Why not make a fuss about Richard III, he was an important historical figure associated with our city. He will also bring a few tourists in, and reinforce York`s position as an important English City. Whereas Leicester is largely a dump. gwen4me
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1:10pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Seadog says...

By all means petition the Queen or anyone else - but please make sure you get the facts about Richard right (at least the ones we can be sure about!). So far, the "Bring Richard Home" campaign has been so riddled with with error and exaggeration that it's become embarrassing to many of us who would naturally support it!
By all means petition the Queen or anyone else - but please make sure you get the facts about Richard right (at least the ones we can be sure about!). So far, the "Bring Richard Home" campaign has been so riddled with with error and exaggeration that it's become embarrassing to many of us who would naturally support it! Seadog
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1:20pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".
"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring". CHISSY1
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3:06pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.

And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history.
[quote]Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.[/quote] And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history. Sillybillies
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4:12pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

Sillybillies wrote:
Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.

And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history.
"Double standards,and i am called a bigot and racist".
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: [quote]Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.[/quote] And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history.[/p][/quote]"Double standards,and i am called a bigot and racist". CHISSY1
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4:43pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

I don't think by me.
I don't think by me. Sillybillies
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5:15pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

Sillybillies wrote:
I don't think by me.
"Thanks for that".
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: I don't think by me.[/p][/quote]"Thanks for that". CHISSY1
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6:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13

postedinyork says...

If it's bones you want have a word with your local butcher
If it's bones you want have a word with your local butcher postedinyork
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6:54pm Sun 24 Feb 13

ValNZ1 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".
I keep finding myself agreeing with you Chissy1, though trainspotters and associated people can be quite interesting when you get to understand them (and also very well informed on their favourite subject!!!!).

I was thinking more on what you said, and decided that possibly the scoliosis thing is one of the very important aspects to take note of as a present-day lesson from this particular past. Apparently Richard III developed it at age 10. Since this came up I've read a number of posts from suffers beneath articles on him and have found their words really eye-opening. - Val
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".[/p][/quote]I keep finding myself agreeing with you Chissy1, though trainspotters and associated people can be quite interesting when you get to understand them (and also very well informed on their favourite subject!!!!). I was thinking more on what you said, and decided that possibly the scoliosis thing is one of the very important aspects to take note of as a present-day lesson from this particular past. Apparently Richard III developed it at age 10. Since this came up I've read a number of posts from suffers beneath articles on him and have found their words really eye-opening. - Val ValNZ1
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6:54pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

postedinyork says...
6:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13
If it's bones you want have a word with your local butcher

Idiot
[quote]postedinyork says... 6:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13 If it's bones you want have a word with your local butcher[/quote] Idiot Sillybillies
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8:08pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Seadog says...

Leicester is not a dump. I used to suspect it might be, then my best friend moved there and I soon discovered that (despite the usual planning disasters of the 50s and 60s) it still has a reasonable concentration of very fine buildings (ancient AND modern) in and around its centre. He lives in a suburb every bit as attractive as Heworth, Heslington, Fulford or Clifton Green ... and it's not the only one by any means. Moreover, its parks and gardens are among the best I know. Okay, so it isn't York ... but we shouldn't let our embarrassment of riches blind us to what other other places have to offer.
Leicester is not a dump. I used to suspect it might be, then my best friend moved there and I soon discovered that (despite the usual planning disasters of the 50s and 60s) it still has a reasonable concentration of very fine buildings (ancient AND modern) in and around its centre. He lives in a suburb every bit as attractive as Heworth, Heslington, Fulford or Clifton Green ... and it's not the only one by any means. Moreover, its parks and gardens are among the best I know. Okay, so it isn't York ... but we shouldn't let our embarrassment of riches blind us to what other other places have to offer. Seadog
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10:41pm Sun 24 Feb 13

NoMorePlease says...

Sillybillies wrote:
Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.
And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history.
snob
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: [quote]Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.[/quote] And the population mainly consisting of immigrants with little or no knowledge of English history.[/p][/quote]snob NoMorePlease
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10:42pm Sun 24 Feb 13

NoMorePlease says...

gwen4me wrote:
Why not make a fuss about Richard III, he was an important historical figure associated with our city. He will also bring a few tourists in, and reinforce York`s position as an important English City. Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.
another snob
[quote][p][bold]gwen4me[/bold] wrote: Why not make a fuss about Richard III, he was an important historical figure associated with our city. He will also bring a few tourists in, and reinforce York`s position as an important English City. Whereas Leicester is largely a dump.[/p][/quote]another snob NoMorePlease
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9:16am Mon 25 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".
Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".[/p][/quote]Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone. capt spaulding
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9:32am Mon 25 Feb 13

CHISSY1 says...

capt spaulding wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".
Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone.
"Keep people like you on your toes though, don't i".
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".[/p][/quote]Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone.[/p][/quote]"Keep people like you on your toes though, don't i". CHISSY1
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10:23am Mon 25 Feb 13

gwen4me says...

I don`t mind being accused of snobbishness about Leicester, it is definitely the pits as cities go.
I don`t mind being accused of snobbishness about Leicester, it is definitely the pits as cities go. gwen4me
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9:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

PinzaC55 says...

Am I wrong in suspecting this would cost taxpayers a fortune if it happened?
Am I wrong in suspecting this would cost taxpayers a fortune if it happened? PinzaC55
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9:28am Tue 26 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
capt spaulding wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".
Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone.
"Keep people like you on your toes though, don't i".
Yes you do and annoyance to many.
Hope you have chissy 2 lined up.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "And i thought twitchers and trainspotters were boring".[/p][/quote]Unlike you then, who I imagine would cause an argument with yourself if you were locked in a room alone.[/p][/quote]"Keep people like you on your toes though, don't i".[/p][/quote]Yes you do and annoyance to many. Hope you have chissy 2 lined up. capt spaulding
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