King Richard III Of England

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Today, saw the remains of King Richard III return to Leicester ahead of his reburial in Leicester Cathedral. His funeral cortege entered the city at the historic Bow Bridge after touring landmarks in the county. Canons were fired in a salute to the king at Bosworth, where he died in 1485. The coffin is set to reach Leicester Cathedral at 5:35pm where he will be reinterred during a ceremony on Thursday. Here at Jammy Toast we have become fascinated with the story of Richard III since his skeleton was found in an old friary beneath a car park in 2012. So we thought it would be interesting to discover the full story of Richard III…

Renault Bear History

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Ihave been asked again recently about where the Renault Bear comes from – its history, its homeland and its union with humankind. Where did they originally come from and why are they no longer living wild and free in their native lands. What happened to bring the small, lovable Bear so close to people – so much so, that we entrust our children with these once wild animals? With this in mind, I thought now would be a good time to enlighten everyone with what we know. We have published this previously but thought now would be a good time to update everyone with some new facts we have leant since the original story appeared on the Blog three years ago.

History Of The Renault Bear

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Ecrins National Park in the French Alpes.

we were recently asked a question by Kris concerning the history of the Renault Bear I thought I would enlighten everyone with what I know. The Renault Bear originally comes from France. An animal of quiet charm is the small French cream coloured Bear. They have long been a symbol of the imposing wilderness of the French Alps. As noted conservationist and founder of the New York Zoological Society, William T. Hornaday, said in 1913, “The French Alps without The Renault Bear upon it is only half a mountain – commonplace and tame.”