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Crookback Woz 'Ere [Feb. 2nd, 2013|09:43 am]
Tony Grist
The Richard III Tea Rooms, Scarborough

This is the Richard III Tea Rooms in Scarborough.  I'd like to think the King stayed here (as legend says he did) but I can't help wondering why he would want to when there's a huge castle sprawling across the hill above. 
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2013-02-02 10:39 am (UTC)
That's a wonderful building.

Far more impressive than a car park in Leicester.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 11:03 am (UTC)
I can't wait for the results of that dig to be released.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2013-02-02 02:17 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it was comfier than the huge castle? :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 04:12 pm (UTC)
That's plausible
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[User Picture]From: spike7451
2013-02-02 02:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe not as draughty as the castle. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 04:12 pm (UTC)
More sheltered.
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[User Picture]From: sambeth
2013-02-02 03:29 pm (UTC)
Probably had a row with someone up at the castle and stormed out, retinue trailing behind him:

'Don't even bother, I'll find somewhere else to stay!'

'But there is nowhere else...'

'These worthy burghers are my new friends! Their casa is my casa!'
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 04:13 pm (UTC)
That I like.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-02-02 04:12 pm (UTC)
Whether Richard stayed there or not, that is a lovely old building. Houses are less draughty than castles.
:)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 04:13 pm (UTC)
Good point.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-02-02 04:51 pm (UTC)
Richard's name on the sign is money in the bank. One historian (Tony Pollard) called his portrait "the face that launched a thousand novels."

Looking forward to Monday's announcement with bated breath. Then we can move him from the "legend" column to the "archaeology subject" column and let him rest in peace wherever they bury what's left.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'm blowed if I know why we love him so, but we do. Perhaps it's not in spite of the bloody Tudors but because of them.

I'd like for him to lie in York Minster but Leicester Cathedral probably has a stronger claim.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2013-02-02 06:27 pm (UTC)
Crookback Woz 'Ere

With the newer buildings pressing in on each side. That's great.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-02 10:13 pm (UTC)
Scarborough is a cheery 19th century seaside town and its a surprise to come across an authentic medieval building nestling amongst the souvenir shops and cafes and arcades.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-02-02 11:30 pm (UTC)
Kings are people, too. It's nice to get out of the house once in awhile.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-03 10:56 am (UTC)
You know, I think you've hit it on the head.
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