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The Fight For Richard III's Final Resting Place Begins In English Court
2014-03-13 13:15:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last summer architects began drawing up plans for a raised tomb that would house the remains of King Richard III, whose remains were unearthed in late 2012 and later removed from underneath a car park in Leicester, England last year. Shortly after it was noted that Richard III’s remains would be housed in a Leicester cathedral, living relatives of the last Plantagenet King demanded that the remains should be buried in York,...

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations. The University of Leicester, which has backed the unearthing and analysis of the remains of Richard III, has claimed them as its own and is planning to rebury the remains in Leicester Cathedral later this year with the support of the government. The British public, however, want their say...

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral. The Cathedral is planning to spend about $1.5 million US on the re-interment, which will include alterations to the building, preparations...

2013-06-17 23:22:08

Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting a baby on July 13 2013. A sneak peak of Princess Kate's first royal baby´s portrait: artist and behavioral specialist Greg Herzog, uses COLOR CODING DNA® technique, to paint first- ever portrait of Princess Kate and Prince William´s royal baby and memorabilia. NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 A Sneak Peak of Princess Kate's First Royal Baby´s Portrait: Ridgefield Artist and Behavioral Specialist Greg Herzog, Uses COLOR CODING...

Mount Everest Mountaineer George Lowe Passes Away
2013-03-24 05:49:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online George Lowe, the last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary´s team that scaled Mount Everest in 1953, died on Wednesday at a nursing home in central England after a long-term battle with illness. Besides being one of the first men to reach the top of the world, Lowe also participated in the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole in 1957-58. He also made notable expeditions to Greenland and Ethiopia. Lowe and Hillary...

King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare´s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power. But according to new research from the University of Leicester, psychologists are painting an entirely...

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

[ Watch the Video: The Search For King Richard III ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday. The skeleton, which was discovered last September in the foundations of an old church in Leicester, matched the DNA of descendants of the 15th century...

2011-03-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world excitedly anticipates the April 29th wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, only the editors of LIFE can properly commemorate the occasion with a special keepsake book that provides unique, personal insight into the nuptials. THE ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.; Publication date: March 29, 2011; $19.95 hardcover) contains over 150 photographs--including those from family albums...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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