Friday, 13 July 2012
URGENT Archaeology Appeal - Search for King Richard III
Philippa Langley, the screenwriter of a more realistic script about King Richard III, which has the interest of Mr. Armitage, contacted the KingRichardArmitage website.
She has an urgent appeal, where she needs our help. Urgent deadline already is the 20th of July, 2012!
An archaeological dig is scheduled to take place starting this August in Leicester, seeking the last resting place of Richard III, and hoping to find and re-inter his remains with proper solemnity. In addition it is hoped the excavations will be filmed, and then form part of a proposed landmark TV special telling Richard's real story.
The project has encountered a sudden and unforeseen shortfall of funds, shortly before the digging is intended to start. This puts the whole project in danger of being closed down, hence they are appealing for urgent pledges of funds.
Please note that Richard Armitage is not involved in the archaeological digging project, though he is informed about it.
The KingRichardArmitage website has more information and reading recommendations (with interesting online available articles).
There also is a form where you can directly enter your pledge.
You will get a receipt and confirmation mail for your pledge. (Please understand, this pledge-method is chosen because of the unexpected and last-minute occurrence of the money shortfall for the digging project. Details about where and when to make the real payment will follow, as soon as all required details are set up.)
I read Dr. Ashdown-Hill's arguments about the whereabouts of King Richard III's remains and I must say, his research sounds rather convincing. So I must admit, I am really curious about what the digging can unearth.
It really would be a pity if it could not happen because of this last minute money cut due to economic necessities by one of the sponsors.
Urgent - till June 20th, 2012!