Sign the Petition in support of the Richard III production here:
Brief but fascinating comments re RA from two publications:
Empire Mag quote: "Especially Armitage exudes a steely conviction; there are hints here of the intensity Viggo Mortenson lent Aragorn."
Sincere thanks to http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/latestnews.html for providing the article.
Comment on facebook page of Recognize Magazine reads:
"Recognise Mag: This will be Richard Armitage like you will have never seen him before...."
2010 Past Post: Prospect of RA playing Clarissa's Robert Lovelace
Past Post: Last chance to use the Hobbit & Elfen name generator:)
The Pilgrimage of Grace forms much of the backdrop to Season 3 of the television series The Tudors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrimage_of_Gracehttp://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Documents/PilgrimageofGrace.htm
THE TUDORS:Writer & Executive Producer--Michael Hirst..Born in UK,1952
QUOTE: "I know I am sometimes taken to task for “inventing” things, but believe me the general rule of thumb is that the more extraordinary and unbelievable a scene is, the more likely it is to be based on historical “fact”. I simply could not make up the story of Henry wrestling, virtually naked, with the King of France; or the “orgy” that followed the birth of his bastard son; or the fact that the King fell head first into the mud and nearly drowned trying to vault over a ditch"
QUOTE: “In movies, the writer is, beyond a certain point, incidental and a bit of a nuisance. But in series TV, the writer is God. And given the choice, I prefer to be God.”
[Ricrar Observation: Imagine living in a society where the government dictates what you can and cannot wear. Actually - if the current political party(liberal Democrats) remain in power much longer in the US, they are capable of going to such ridiculous lengths to control what citizens can and cannot do. In liberal regions of the country, they’re already setting laws in place to control what the population can and cannot eat as well as which vehicles they may drive with government approval. You see, to their way of thinking, their perception of themselves as possessing far more brilliance than the average American deigns them worthy of setting such rules for everyone else. That’s not far from the Tudor age’s restrictions on who were deemed worthy enough to wear velvet and silk.] http://tudorswiki.sho.com/page/chart+of+Tudor+Sumptuary+laws
Anne Arundell - Lady Baltimore - Her and her husband Cecil Calvert funded the founding of the state of Maryland (colony at that time). Her father had been imprisoned several times for refusing to reject his religion. Her great grandmother was a cousin of
Henry VIII's. Upon Anne's death in 1649 the Maryland Assembly(state government) named the most recently formed division of land - 'Anne Arundel County'. The couple never visited Maryland but were very interested in it's development. Their drawing room ceiling was decorated with paintings of the Ark and the Covenant - two ships that delivered the first settlers to Maryland. Their family home was Hook House, Wiltshire, England.
Founder of Pennsylvania: William Penn...
Excerpt: PENN, William, founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England, 14 October, 1644; died in Ruscombe, Berkshire, 30 July, 1718. He was descended from an ancient family that had lived in Buckinghamshire for many generations. A branch settled in Wiltshire, near Mintyre, and from this was descended Admiral William Penn, the father of the founder, who was born in Bristol in 1621. He joined a vessel early in life under his father's command, and became a captain before he was twenty years of age. In 1643 he married Margaret Jasper, daughter of a rich merchant of Rotterdam, and then settled in London. After a year of fashionable life he returned to active service, and was given command of the frigate "Fellowship." With unusual rapidity he attained the ranks of rear-admiral and vice-admiral of Ireland, and in 1652 he was vice-admiral of England. He served as general in the first Dutch war, and in 1664 he was chosen great captain-commander under the Duke of York, afterward James II., and was knighted. He died at his home in Wanstead, Essex, on 16 September, 1670. (See "Memorials of the Professional Life of Admiral Sir William Penn," by Granville Penn, London, 1833.)