Richard III's bread recreated - as battle over his bones continues

Darlington and Stockton Times: SPICY FLAVOUR: Sonja Crisp, councillor for York Holgate, with an example of medieval mayne bread that would have been enjoyed by Richard III SPICY FLAVOUR: Sonja Crisp, councillor for York Holgate, with an example of medieval mayne bread that would have been enjoyed by Richard III

A MEDIEVAL bread once enjoyed by Richard III has been recreated – as the battle over the long-dead monarch’s remains continues.

Mayne bread was a rich and spicy loaf unique to York and a sample was presented to Richard when he visited the city in June 1482.

It was made for special occasions and traditionally presented to Royal or noble visitors – but the art of making it was lost in the 17th-century.

However now a German academic, Dr Almute Grohmann-Sinz, working with the local council’s archives service, has managed to recreate it.

Drawing on evidence from the archives, it uses a yeast and egg dough, enriched with sugar and flavoured with coriander, caraway seeds and rose water.

Meanwhile, following the discovery of Richard’s remains under a Leicester car-park, the battle over where he should be buried continues unabated.

One on-line petition calling for the burial to be in York now stands at well over 19,000 signatures, while a rival petition in Leicester’s favour has more than 7,000.

At Middleham, where the king spent much of his childhood, local councillor Honor Byford is now challenging York Minster’s agreement that Leicester Cathedral should have the remains.

She said: “If you really don't want his remains reinterred in the Minster, which is surely the most appropriate place, well then we will be very happy to welcome him back to his own church of St Mary and St Alkelda’s.

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3:53pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ajtib3 says...

A horse, a horse..my kingdom for a horse - oh never mind, get me a Tesco Burger instead then.
A horse, a horse..my kingdom for a horse - oh never mind, get me a Tesco Burger instead then. ajtib3
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10:24pm Wed 13 Feb 13

knibbsie says...

İ am from Leicester but would ask anyone reading this to put their names on the York petition for burying the remains of Richard İii. The fact he was buried in Leicester was pure misfortune because he died near there. He was humiliated by the people of Leicester and all they want to do now is make money out of human remains - morally ethically and in order to show respect for the dead he should be buried in York. One of his castles as İ'm sure you know was Barnard Castle - if you want to know my position in more detail read the blogs on the Leicester Mercury site - thank you.
İ am from Leicester but would ask anyone reading this to put their names on the York petition for burying the remains of Richard İii. The fact he was buried in Leicester was pure misfortune because he died near there. He was humiliated by the people of Leicester and all they want to do now is make money out of human remains - morally ethically and in order to show respect for the dead he should be buried in York. One of his castles as İ'm sure you know was Barnard Castle - if you want to know my position in more detail read the blogs on the Leicester Mercury site - thank you. knibbsie
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10:25pm Wed 13 Feb 13

knibbsie says...

İ am from Leicester but would ask anyone reading this to put their names on the York petition for burying the remains of Richard İii. The fact he was buried in Leicester was pure misfortune because he died near there. He was humiliated by the people of Leicester and all they want to do now is make money out of human remains - morally ethically and in order to show respect for the dead he should be buried in York. One of his castles as İ'm sure you know was Barnard Castle - if you want to know my position in more detail read the blogs on the Leicester Mercury site - thank you.
İ am from Leicester but would ask anyone reading this to put their names on the York petition for burying the remains of Richard İii. The fact he was buried in Leicester was pure misfortune because he died near there. He was humiliated by the people of Leicester and all they want to do now is make money out of human remains - morally ethically and in order to show respect for the dead he should be buried in York. One of his castles as İ'm sure you know was Barnard Castle - if you want to know my position in more detail read the blogs on the Leicester Mercury site - thank you. knibbsie
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