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Skeleton found in parking lot identified as that of England's King Richard III, experts say
Fox News ^ | February 04, 2013 | Fox News

Posted on 02/04/2013 10:09:11 AM PST by AngieGal

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 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester -- a discovery Richard's fans say will inspire new research into his maligned history.

University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed 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....

DNA from the skeleton matched a sample taken from a distant living relative of Richard's sister. Geneticist Turi King said Michael Ibsen, a Canadian carpenter living in London, shares with the skeleton a rare strain of mitochondrial DNA. She said combined with the archaeological evidence, that left little doubt the skeleton belonged to Richard.

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; archeology; coupdetat; dna; genetics; godsgravesglyphs; hailkingrichard; helixmakemineadouble; henrytheusurper; henryvii; kingrichardiii; murderedbytraitors; richardiii; rightfulking; royals; shakespeare; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 10:09:21 AM PST by AngieGal
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2 posted on 02/04/2013 10:10:01 AM PST by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal
new research into his maligned history

He was a king therefore he was an A-hole.

3 posted on 02/04/2013 10:14:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: AngieGal
Sic transit gloria mundi.
4 posted on 02/04/2013 10:14:19 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AngieGal

Wow, must be tough finding a parking spot in the UK! ;~)


5 posted on 02/04/2013 10:14:52 AM PST by twister881
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To: AngieGal
Skeleton found in parking lot identified as that of England's King Richard III

And in other news, Prince Albert was found in a can......coincidence?

6 posted on 02/04/2013 10:16:54 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: AngieGal

What a place to end up. Couldn’t someone have driven the body to the cemetery? I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 10:18:14 AM PST by Our man in washington
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To: twister881

He should be buried in Westminster Abby like all the other kings of England, great and infamous. At least he inspired a great Shakespeare Play.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 10:18:26 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: AngieGal

One look at that spine tells us why he was called “hump backed Dick.” Even the royals didn’t necessarily have it all that well back then.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 10:18:26 AM PST by libstripper
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To: twister881

Really. And I thought I had to wait a long time for a web page to download.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 10:19:00 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: AngieGal

Someone finally get this man a horse.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 10:19:56 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AngieGal

12 posted on 02/04/2013 10:19:58 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: AngieGal

Paved paradise...


13 posted on 02/04/2013 10:20:22 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: AngieGal
King Richard:
A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Catesby:
Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.

King Richard:
Slave! I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die.

Richard The Third Act 5, scene 4, 7–10



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14 posted on 02/04/2013 10:20:27 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: libstripper; All

Looks like he had terrible scoliosis of the spine!


15 posted on 02/04/2013 10:21:35 AM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: AngieGal
Now things are looking up for King Richard III.

Beats looking up at the underside of an old MG or Mini.....................

16 posted on 02/04/2013 10:28:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Our man in washington

“I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.”

For that you will be brought before the House Pun-American Activities Committee.

Any time I see a reassembled skeleton I start hearing xylophone music in my head.

;^)


17 posted on 02/04/2013 10:29:35 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: AngieGal

It would be funny if the distant relative tries to establish a claim on the throne.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 10:40:14 AM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: AngieGal

Buried under a parking lot? Sound like the the Jimmy Hoffa of his day.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 10:42:15 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: AngieGal
500 years ago:

There goes the king.
How do you know he's the king?
He's the only one not covered in sh*t.

Today

There lies the king.
How do you klnow he's the king. He's covered in sh*t like everyone else

20 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:06 AM PST by DManA
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To: GadareneDemoniac

“It would be funny if the distant relative tries to establish a claim on the throne.”

He has already passed on that option. Wise.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:15 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: AngieGal

If they’re hiding royalty under parking lots, no telling where Jimmy Hoffa is.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:40 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: trailboss800

His feet are missing too. Odd.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 10:44:09 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: AngieGal

Wonder if he was buried under the handicap spot?


24 posted on 02/04/2013 10:48:12 AM PST by MCF
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To: AngieGal

For a guy with a deformity like that he was, by all accounts, quite a fighter. While Henry Tudor hung back in the rear, he was right up in the thick of it, which cost him his kingdom and his life.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 10:49:23 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Our man in washington
I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.

That's it. Off to the FR penalty box for a million years!

26 posted on 02/04/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: AngieGal

Well, he had to be tough. Riding into battle on horseback with that spine?


27 posted on 02/04/2013 10:55:08 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Our man in washington
Similar to the search for John Paul Jones’ body beneath the streets of Paris early in the 20th Century. Found him in a paved-over a cemetery.
28 posted on 02/04/2013 11:02:23 AM PST by twister881
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To: AngieGal
After 500 years, they find King Richard III...and I can't find my car keys! :(
29 posted on 02/04/2013 11:04:41 AM PST by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Mayor of Leicester says burial at the local cathedral next year. City has purchased property for a visitors center & museum. In other words, the remains of Richard III will become a tourist attraction. Believe the Richard III Society want him reburied at his home in York.
30 posted on 02/04/2013 11:11:18 AM PST by twister881
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To: AngieGal

Odd they only found this body now. They had to build the parking area. Why not then?


31 posted on 02/04/2013 11:13:21 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: varina davis
Looks like he had terrible scoliosis of the spine!

Big time.

32 posted on 02/04/2013 11:17:23 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Sic transit gloria mundi.

Reminds me of a New York City Daily News headline from years back. Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt was ailing and headed to the City for treatment. Headline boomed "Sick Gloria in Transit".

33 posted on 02/04/2013 11:29:37 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The article mentions his wounds, including a pelvic injury which is assumed to have come from a post-mortem spear point to the rear end, which they refer to as a “humiliation wound”.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 11:30:51 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: SunkenCiv

Richard III ping.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 11:40:49 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: AngieGal

Too bad our modern Kings (or Presidents) no longer lead their armies into battle. We could have used Lyndon Johnson at the head of many a company that took terrible causalities going up some hill only to turn around and walk down the other side a couple of hours later.

Of course if the current CIC had been leading some combat troops in Afghanistan, we would already know if women should be in combat.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 11:41:03 AM PST by Random Access
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To: Red Badger
Beats looking up at the underside of an old MG or Mini.....................

...and having engine oil drip on your face for decades with no recourse.

37 posted on 02/04/2013 11:44:40 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: AngieGal; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The Mob. Clear signs. As we always suspected. Jimmie Hoffa in the foundations of a stadium, King Richard III under a parking lot.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 11:49:59 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Random Access

funny thread bump


39 posted on 02/04/2013 11:53:15 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: PUGACHEV

Oooh-ah!
like Qadaffi got?


40 posted on 02/04/2013 11:54:42 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: freekitty
Odd they only found this body now. They had to build the parking area. Why not then?

His body was buried in a friary that was subsequently "disappeared" (levelled) by Henry VIII.

The location of the friary was lost to time. It was only rediscovered through modern research methods, archaeology and good luck.

There are a lot of famous people whose graves will never be found because they and any markings indicating location, were deliberately destroyed. General Braddock, for instance.
41 posted on 02/04/2013 11:59:58 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: AngieGal

Richard Dryfuss as Richard III in the Goodbye Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlrgSu8xtjQ


42 posted on 02/04/2013 12:04:10 PM PST by marsh2
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The joke is that now that Richard III’s skeleton has been ID’ed, Queen Elizabeth is planning to leave Britain and live in some place without extradition.


43 posted on 02/04/2013 12:06:14 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: tanknetter

There are a lot of famous people whose graves will never be found because they and any markings indicating location, were deliberately destroyed. General Braddock, for instance.

__________________________

Genghis Khan too, although they are closing in on him.


44 posted on 02/04/2013 12:07:43 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: tanknetter

Thanks


45 posted on 02/04/2013 12:33:22 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tanknetter

What if the archeologists did one of those crime lab forensic reconstructions? See what a renowned medieval king really looked like, compare it to known likenesses, could be interesting.


46 posted on 02/04/2013 12:49:55 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Billthedrill
I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.

That's it. Off to the FR penalty box for a million years!

You mean I don't get a prize? I thought I would get a free download of the Free Republic Disc Drives going back to the first post. I was hoping Jim Robinson would announce "Now, the winner of our disc content!"

47 posted on 02/04/2013 1:05:37 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Our man in washington

“I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.”

GROAN...! :-)

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48 posted on 02/04/2013 1:30:20 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: AngieGal
Little known fact is he was beheaded by his grandson, Edmund.


49 posted on 02/04/2013 2:01:39 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Sharon Kay Penman’s “The Sunne in Splendour”, presents Richard III more sympathetic than Shakespeare did. But that does not negate the fact that he was in the Tower when the nephews (I believe) were murdered.
The Yorkist-Lancastrian war , also known as the War of the Roses pitted family member against family member due to intermarrying between the White and Red Rose..


50 posted on 02/04/2013 2:27:17 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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