To celebrate Richard Armitage’s 40th birthday and to commemorate the anniversary of Richard III’s death, this blog is participating in a weeklong series of RA blog events for the Richard III for Richard Armitage!/King Richard Armitage project (sign the petition, join the Facebook group). Enjoy the fun!
From Galadriel, The Lady of Lórien, Middle-Earth
On behalf of the elves of Middle-Earth, I am writing to state our support for King Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, to lead the Richard III project.
With my gift of telepathy, I have seen into Thorin’s mind and found him to be a wise leader who rules with the best intentions for his kingdom. Although he has a weakness for gems, he is a loyal and brave warrior who would excel as commander of the English army, which is slightly easier to manage than a group of hungry dwarves. The Orcrist should serve him well in the War of the Roses.
I have foreseen the success of this project and its warm reception from Thorin’s army and the Richard III community. The choice is before you: to rise above Shakespeare and finance this project or to let it fall into darkness, thereby continuing to allow the words of a playwright to rule over the memory of a heroic English monarch.
I was once a Tudor queen, so I know firsthand of the political propaganda and sheer insanity that took place in the name of Tudor glory, besmirching Richard III’s legacy. As the mightiest elf of Middle-Earth, I now see the folly of man and want to illuminate the true story of Richard III for all to see.