Richard III to be reburied at Leicester cathedral in March

Richard III SkullWe first reported on the confirmation of King Richard III’s remains back in February 2013. It was announced earlier this month that Richard III ‘s reburial will take place at Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.
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Richard III will be reburied at Leicester cathedral next March, it has been announced.

The reinterment service will take place on 26 March following a week of events in Leicestershire to honour the monarch.

The remains will be placed in a lead-lined coffin at Leicester University on 22 March and will travel by hearse to Bosworth for a day of events marking the king’s last movements.

The hearse will travel through villages that were significant to his final days before a service in Bosworth.

The king, who was crowned in 1483, was killed at the battle of Bosworth in August 1485.

The coffin will then return to Leicester cathedral in the early evening, where guests invited by David Monteith, the Dean of Leicester, will attend a reception service.

The monarch’s remains will then lie in repose, his coffin covered with a commissioned pall, for three days to allow for members of the public to pay their respects.

The reinterment service, which will be by invitation only, will be broadcast live on Channel 4.

The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, said: “Our cathedral has been consistently committed to providing a fitting, dignified and memorable ceremony for the reinterment of King Richard.

“We can now see how this works out in detail and our city and county look forward to all the events of next spring.”

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester unearthed the king’s remains in a council car park in Leicester in 2012.

Vikings Season 3 Sneak Peak

Vikings Comic Con 2014San Diego Comic Con 2014 is wrapping up but not without a few treats from Vikings. While HISTORY Channel is keeping a lot of Season 3 a secret they did confirm, along with Michael Hirst that the Vikings will indeed raid Paris. Hirst said “we’ll have 100 ships and 3000 men attacking a “citadel”, Hirst revealed. This is the “dawn” of what became known as the Viking age.”

Clive Standen (Rollo) revealed that during filming of the third season “they lost a cast member.” Which cast member wasn’t revealed.

I have no truth, only stones and bones”, says the Shaman. “I see life splitting, joining, and struggling, each for itself. Alone…
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The best present from Comic Con may be the Vikings Season 3 teaser trailer. Enjoy the teaser below and brace yourself for Vikings Season 3!

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Medieval Barbie…finally!

medieval-barbieBarbie is an icon of American toys spanning the last 55 years. She has weathered the years well and even acquired a Dream House, Corvette, Jeep and various other material luxuries. But there always seemed to be something missing from Barbie’s vast collection…swords!

Now thanks to Jim Rodda, Barbie has a sword and a full set of armor! Earlier this year Jim started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the armor.

I grew with only sisters, if their Barbie dolls were a Medieval Barbie and came with armor and swords they may have survived a lot longer against my horde of army men and Transformers.

The only drawback to the Barbie armor…you need a 3D printer to create it. Visit Jim’s website to download the specs and see a full set of pictures.

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