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The winter of discontent is over for Richard III

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM
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I think this is a fascinating story.

Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged To Richard III

A snippet of the story:

LEICESTER, England — Until it was discovered beneath a city parking lot last fall, the skeleton had lain unmarked, and unmourned, for more than 500 years. Friars fearful of the men who slew him in battle buried the man in haste, naked and anonymous, without a winding sheet, rings or personal adornments of any kind, in a space so cramped his cloven skull was jammed upright and askew against the head of his shallow grave.

On Monday, confirming what many historians and archaeologists had suspected, a team of experts at the University of Leicester concluded on the basis of DNA and other evidence that the skeletal remains were those of King Richard III, for centuries the most reviled of English monarchs. But the conclusion, said to have been reached “beyond any reasonable doubt,” promised to achieve much more than an end to the oblivion that has been Richard’s fate since his death on Aug. 22, 1485, at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 20 miles from this ancient city in the sheep country of England’s East Midlands.



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by Mahinaarangi on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:12 AM

 Richard the turd ...or Dick the shit. LOL

Apparently someone in Canada is his relative, descendant of his older sister.  Just like in Australia living in a caravan is apparently the "rightful" heir to the throne LOL

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