What the Dickens?

Countdown: 31 days to go to King Richard III’s reinterment.

In two of the more recent “what the dickens?” moments surrounding King Richard III’s upcoming reinterment, I present the opportunity and the cake:

  • An escort service in Leicester, Midland Belles, is offering… companionship to those who wish to take in the reinterment events with an “educated and beautiful Leicester escort”. (Telegraph)
  • King Richard III’s skeletal remains in situ have been rendered in cake by Conjurer’s Kitchen of Birmingham for Oak Furniture Land’s Leicester branch. (Food Manufacture)

(I am presently reading The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones and at one point Langley writes that she wanted to limit the pictures of Richard III’s skeleton out of respect to his privacy, perhaps she wanted to avoid this type of embarrassment. Thanks for Judith for bringing the cake to my attention.)

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