If the English towns can't decide where to bury King Richard III, I would suggest some neutral ground.
You smile? - Believe me, it really would have some points in its favour, e.g.
- it has rough climate, which is associated with the English north,
- the people are naturally grumpy, which also is said to be part of the Northern mentality of England,
- Bavaria has lovely catholic churches enough to chose from
- it is neutral ground, as King Richard had no bad experiences, enmities or betraials from Bavarians whatsoever
- and in addition, Bavarians nowadays love their Kings, even when they had their bad sides as well
- Bavarians only revolted and rose up, when their kings tried to swap or sell them or the kings had 'affairs de coeur' outside their marriage, so King Richard is at no danger at all here.
|Füssen - Artificial lake in front of Castle Neuschwanstein|
King Richard really could feel at home in Bavaria and relax.
As both towns, Leicester and York temporarily were against King Richard and his family, Bavaria, which never opposed him, but together with the emperor even sent some soldiers to his aid, really could start a 'rescue party' ;o)
I sit back and am curiously watching the escalating fight with now a new party. (I must extend my rose analogy somehow, as now there are Westminster, York, Leicester and Worksop, fighting more or less for the king.)
In my opinion the whole fighting has one really good side, it keeps King Richard III at the top of the news, when otherwise the interest would have gone down, till the results of the mtDNA research come in. So it is an excellent marketing technique for our 'forgotten' king under a carpark and seems like he has his hands in it somehow.
But regarding otherworldly and magical influences, we will hear more soon ...
After all, Halloween is fast approaching ;o)