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Experts Find Remains of England's King Richard III

World  (tags: England, archeology, history )

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Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester.

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Sam E M (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:30 am
I wonder how Philippa Langley got the idea to search under the council car park, I couldn't find this in the article. Fascinating find and boggling details. How can stabbing someone in the buttocks be a humiliation to them after they've already died? Humiliating for his followers and family, but not the poor king himself.
They traced lineage to Michael Ibsen, 17th great-grand-nephew of Richard's older sister, who was himself unaware of the fact - imagine what a massive shock/surprise that must have been for him.

Tim C (2420)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:51 am

. (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
I commented on this before, and I am still amazed.

Marcia Singer (1)
Monday February 4, 2013, 3:25 pm
So interesting! Great story!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks , very interesting !

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:44 pm
The last of the Plantagenets. I guess the Tudors had the last laugh for many a year until now. BTW, he wasn't a hunch back either. This was just Shakespeare and his vitriolic English irony and sarcasm obfuscating the truth as usual. Look at the hatchet job he did on Macbeth who as history tells us was one of the better kings that Scotland had. He brought equity, fairness and prosperity to the land which did not exist during the days of his predecessor Duncan. There was constant trouble with the English raids during Duncan's time which Macbeth put a stop to. Duncan's son MacDuff with the help of the very English troublemakers retook the throne and killed Macbeth. Subsequently the nation was restored to its prior state of unethical and unprosperous conditions and the English never left. History is quite the opposite of what the English apologist would have us believe. Of course the Scots had the last laugh, putting a Stuart on the English throne - James 1.
Literature like history is truly written by the victors and we all could do better without the royal and elite lizards in control of this planet. Were the truth about them truly known we would storm the gates of their fortresses and pillory them from their estate parapets and buttresses.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:22 pm
I never knew he was lost.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:36 pm
My apologies. He did have a curved spine but according to the article no deformed arm.

Summerannie M (48)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:59 pm
A horse! A horse!.... My kingdom for a Horse............. was what he wanted in battle but today his words and now himself Richard 111 has escalated from history of Old England History to Modern Day History of now with renewed interest. I am impressed that they used modern day maps and transgressed backwards to the site. How brilliant are these Archeologists to the Bone analysist if that is her title. All totally fascinating I cant wait to read more of this exciting story. I absolutely loved reading Mary Queen of Scots and her life and look forward to reading more about King Richard 111. Fantastic research to all involved.

Stan B (123)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:26 pm
Looks like he was a nasty piece of work if the historical accounts are correct.
Thanks Giana.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:37 am
Noted, thanks.

P A (117)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:45 am
Green star to Theodore S.

As for Stan - all the accounts that come down about Richard are based on Shakespeare's hatchet job and that of the sainted Thomas More - who was five years old when Richard was killed and hadn't known him so he was going on Tudor gossip and hearsay. Richard was a deeply respected administrator in the North of England - always fair and just - the City of York recorded its grief on hearing of his death - even while knowing how unwise it was to do so under Henry Tudor. Henry on the other hand had only illegitimate 'claims' to the throne and needed the two princes out of the way so that he could marry their eldest sister and make his reign seem more legitimate. The man loudly touted by the Tudors for allegedly killing the princes under Richard apparently received a large pension and a promotion under Henry. Cui bono!!!

The victors always re-write history to their credit and the Tudors were past masters at it - and at killing off those who dared disagree with them.

michele may (57)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:18 am
the location that they found him in is amazing

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:19 pm
Its great how they found out he was buried under a car park Hope he gets a proper burial now There is so much
history buried under UK soil still Every year they come up with something As you say its only because of the expansion in the building going on Interesting as to what they will find next

noted Thank you

Chrissie H (23)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 1:12 pm
There is a lot of confusion with some of these posts,I live a few miles from the burial site which is in Leicester not London.! Richard 111 was killed in 1485 at the Bosworth Battlefield,also in Leicestershire and his body was taken to Greyfriars Church which after much searching was discovered by old maps to be under the council car park and they dug there purposely to try and find him,nothing to do with expansion. He will be reburied eventually in Leicester Cathedral.

Stan B (123)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 1:42 pm
Pat A. Thanks for the info. I always thought Richard was responsible for the deaths of the two princes in the Tower. As you say the victors do re-write history.
Green star on its way, Pat.

Claudia O (73)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:46 pm
This is fascinating and I am glad I lived long enough to see it happen. Richard III has always been one to draw my attention. So much history remains a is good to find at least one missing piece.

Natalie S (13)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:00 am
What an amazing discovery and how marvellous it is to be able to test the remains and confirm the identity with a high degree of accuracy. Thanks for sharing and please give us updates because this find is sure to stir up some controversies regarding the life and times of Richard III.

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday February 11, 2013, 8:24 am
Very interesting, thanks
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