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The skeleton that was excavated from beneath a Leicester car park last August has been confirmed to be Richard III.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

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Taskforce 58 wrote:
The skeleton that was excavated from beneath a Leicester car park last August has been confirmed to be Richard III.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882



I saw that this morning, and the first thing I also thought about was the game.

Even skeletons remind me of board games zombie

I'm in trouble...
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"...found a 17th-generation descendant of Richard's sister with whose DNA they could compare any remains recovered. Genealogical research eventually led to a Canadian woman... She died several years ago but her son ... in London, provided a sample. The researchers were fortunate as, while the DNA they were looking for was in all ... offspring, it is only handed down through the female line and her only daughter has no children. The (genetic) line was about to stop."

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Now if they can only find the name of the long lost artist for the cover artwork for Richard III: The Wars of the Roses.
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I had a...hunch that it was him. *rimshot*
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I had a...hunch that it was him. *rimshot*
That ... is ... awful.



(Do keep up the good work.)
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DUDE! Spoiler warning! I'd not seen the tv show about this yet! It's on tonight!
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His family will be relieved. I'm just hoping that when he bought his parking ticket he was covered for the 500 odd years it was left there
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Do the British misplace their Kings often ?

I wonder how many British Kings, Queens or Rulers, having died violently, did not get a proper burial, as their remains were unidentifiable ?

IIRC, this was the case for Harold II, and also Boudicca.
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Mallet wrote:
Do the British misplace their Kings often ?


I wish we would...
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Ashiefan wrote:

His family will be relieved. I'm just hoping that when he bought his parking ticket he was covered for the 500 odd years it was left there
Don`t worry; he can use a Conisbrough clause.

(Get it? Get it? Sometimes I crack myself up...)
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So, a couple of generations of Britons have been parking on top of a former king?

Amazing. I have to admit I was pretty skeptical of this being confirmed.

There's an great haiku by Basho:

Quote:
Summer grasses,
All that remains
of soldiers' dreams.


I guess it should be revised:

Vacant car lot,
Asphalt and grease stains, the tomb
of a would-be king.

Now the question is, where do the remains get reburied?
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Kozure wrote:
So, a couple of generations of Britons have been parking on top of a former king?

Amazing. I have to admit I was pretty skeptical of this being confirmed.

There's an great haiku by Basho:

Quote:
Summer grasses,
All that remains
of soldiers' dreams.


I guess it should be revised:

Vacant car lot,
Asphalt and grease stains, the tomb
of a would-be king.

Now the question is, where do the remains get reburied?


As I remember it, when the remains were first found, Buckingham doesn't want them, so they'll probably get interred at Leicester Cathedral.

http://www.cathedral.leicester.anglican.org/Visit%20&%20supp...
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Kozure wrote:
So, a couple of generations of Britons have been parking on top of a former king?


Only fair. How many British rulers parked their fat behinds upon the peasants over the last 2,000 years?

Steven by the way you are correct. They will find their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral. It has already been decided.

Mind you while the wars over the British crown have faded into history some still hang onto the old ways. This picture was taken in the parking lot outside a House of York family reunion.

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Kozure wrote:

Now the question is, where do the remains get reburied?


Leicester is confirmed, early 2014.

Edit: Ninja'ed.
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Kluvon wrote:


Are you saying they might be making a grave mistake ?
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He just wanted a horse, and found under a modern horse stable;
Shakespearean irony indeed!
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Mallet wrote:
Kluvon wrote:


Are you saying they might be making a grave mistake ?


So does that mean the truth remains buried?
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catosulla wrote:
Mallet wrote:
Kluvon wrote:


Are you saying they might be making a grave mistake ?


So does that mean the truth remains buried?


Enough gallows humor yet?
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All this hoopla is just more grist for the pro-Royal propaganda mill.
 
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I would have LOVED it if once they confirmed the identity of the body they hurled it into the Thames as a traitor to the crown of Henry Tudor.
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mrbeankc wrote:
I had a...hunch that it was him. *rimshot*


The disorder you are looking for is kyphosis, not scoliosis.
 
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Mallet wrote:
Do the British misplace their Kings often ?

I wonder how many British Kings, Queens or Rulers, having died violently, did not get a proper burial, as their remains were unidentifiable ?

IIRC, this was the case for Harold II, and also Boudicca.


No British rulers have died violently, the English and Scots on the other hand.....
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Mallet wrote:
Do the British misplace their Kings often ?

I wonder how many British Kings, Queens or Rulers, having died violently, did not get a proper burial, as their remains were unidentifiable ?

IIRC, this was the case for Harold II, and also Boudicca.


The only post-hastings king of England lacking a resting place is poor old king Richard (until now), I think. Harold 2nd may be at Bosham. Heaven knows where Boudica rests, but she was just a tribal leader, albeit a fairly awesome one. We still do occasionally find English kings, the one at Sutton Hoo being probably the most well known one until now.
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