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Experts find remains of England's King Richard III
Phys.Org ^ | 02-04-2013 | Jill Lawless

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:09:54 AM PST by Red Badger

Edited on 02/04/2013 9:44:16 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled.

Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 528-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester—a discovery that will move him from a pauper's grave to a royal tomb and that fans say could potentially restore the reputation of a much-maligned king. "We could end up rewriting a little bit of history in a big way," said Lin Foxhall, head of the school of archaeology at the University of Leicester, which conducted the research. On Monday the researchers announced that tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed in the central England city last year prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries. "Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, has been found," said the university's deputy registrar, Richard Taylor, describing the find as "truly astonishing."


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: coupdetat; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; henrytheusurper; henryvii; kingrichardiii; murderedbytraitors; plantagenet; richardiii; rightfulking; shakespeare; unitedkingdom
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Undated photo made available by the University of Leicester, England, Monday Feb. 4 2013 of the skull found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester, potentially the long lost remains of England's King Richard III, ahead of an announcement about the identity of the skeleton found underneath a car park last September. Richard was immortalized in a play by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked usurper who left a trail of bodies—including those of his two young nephews, murdered in the Tower of London—on his way to the throne. (AP Photo/ University of Leicester)

Jo Appleby, a lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology, at University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, who led the exhumation of the remains found during a dig at a Leicester car park, gestures at the university Monday Feb. 4, 2013. Tests have established that a skeleton found , including this skull, are "beyond reasonable doubt" the long lost remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, PA)

1 posted on 02/04/2013 9:10:11 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Big news in the UK.


2 posted on 02/04/2013 9:12:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!.........


3 posted on 02/04/2013 9:14:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
Lo...The King approaches!!


4 posted on 02/04/2013 9:16:29 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger

Helluva spinal curve.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 9:17:00 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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How did they find him? Did they have a “hunch”?


6 posted on 02/04/2013 9:19:34 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: carriage_hill

Holy Scoliosis Batman!


7 posted on 02/04/2013 9:21:25 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: carriage_hill

Well, it appears Shakespeare was right about that particular.

I wonder if he was right about the ‘other’ as well?.............


8 posted on 02/04/2013 9:22:12 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

That’s really cool!


9 posted on 02/04/2013 9:23:12 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Red Badger

Looks to me as a potential victim of Obamacare.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 9:23:36 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: cripplecreek

****Ibsen said he was “stunned” to discover he was related to the king—he is a 17th great-grand-nephew of Richard’s older sister. ****

He should immediately demand the Montbatten usurpers in England get off HIS THRONE! OR ELSE!


11 posted on 02/04/2013 9:23:50 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: cotton1706

Now where to they bury him? Westminster—right next to Henry VII?


12 posted on 02/04/2013 9:25:27 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, that’s him!
It seems even long ago, though, that he had better teeth
than most Englishman do today.
BTW, was the horse found?


13 posted on 02/04/2013 9:25:38 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Red Badger

"Alas, poor Richard - I knew him not well..."

14 posted on 02/04/2013 9:25:38 AM PST by mikrofon (Horsing around)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, that’s him!
It seems even long ago, though, that he had better teeth
than most Englishman do today.
BTW, was the horse found?


15 posted on 02/04/2013 9:26:50 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Red Badger
he is a 17th great-grand-nephew of Richard's older sister.

That makes him also a 17th great-grand-nephew, or a 17th great-grand-son of Richard, doesn't it?

16 posted on 02/04/2013 9:27:29 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mikrofon

Wrong country, that was Denmark.......


17 posted on 02/04/2013 9:29:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Wow! Fascinating! Thanks for posting!


18 posted on 02/04/2013 9:29:18 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: CondorFlight

I believe he’s going to be reburied in the Leicester Cathedral.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 9:30:17 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Red Badger
I read about the DNA confirmation here:

The History Blog

20 posted on 02/04/2013 9:32:01 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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