A dispute about where Richard III should be reburied is becoming “undignified”. That is according to Richard Van Allen of the Richard III Society. Speaking after a High Court judge gave permission for descendants of the king’s relatives to challenge plans to rebury his remains in Leicester rather than York, the public affairs officer said: “We are disappointed in that the High Court judge said he hoped that the whole matter was not going to come down to an undignified squabble.
Churchill museum director defends PM’s ‘timeless’ speeches
Winston Churchill’s speeches are “timeless, inspiring and send shivers down the spine”. That is according to Churchill War Rooms director Phil Reed. Hitting back at claims the former prime minister’s speeches are overrated, put forward by historian Professor Richard Toye, Mr Reed told historyextra.com: “I have met people who lived through the Second World War and I have never heard anyone say they were not inspired by Churchill’s speeches. I think the general view is that this was the man to do the job.”