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Radar Pinpoints Tomb Of King Edward The Confessor
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-2-2005 | Jonathan Petre

Posted on 12/01/2005 6:10:40 PM PST by blam

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To: starfish923

You're thinking of Edward I, son of Henry III, I believe, aka Edward Longshanks, aka Edward the Hammer of the Scots.


21 posted on 12/01/2005 8:35:56 PM PST by wimpycat (Hyperbole is the opiate of the activist wacko.)
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To: Mike Darancette; IronJack
Now if they could only locate the body of Oliver Cromwell

There's a plaque in the floor near the altar where he used to be buried, before Charles II's men dug it up, hanged it, beheaded it, and if I'm not mistaken, burned the body. There's no body left to find.

22 posted on 12/01/2005 8:38:45 PM PST by wimpycat (Hyperbole is the opiate of the activist wacko.)
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To: TR Jeffersonian

ping


23 posted on 12/01/2005 8:39:29 PM PST by kalee
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To: gcruse

"Good. Now what's in the basement at Rosalyn Chapel?"


The Holy Grail of Course!


24 posted on 12/01/2005 8:44:27 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: gcruse; blam
Good. Now what's in the basement at Roslyn Chapel?

Wondrous things.

25 posted on 12/01/2005 8:45:59 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: blam

I read years ago that Edward the Confessor was an albino. Anyone know if this is true?

it was either in a Ripley's BELIEVE IT OR NOT book or Elsie Hix's book STRANGE AS IT SEEMS.


26 posted on 12/01/2005 8:46:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: wimpycat
dug it up, hanged it, beheaded it, and if I'm not mistaken, burned the body

I've got an ancestor that was dispatched in a like manner for the regicide of Charles I.

27 posted on 12/01/2005 8:51:42 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: starfish923

"I understand the Welsh and Scots didn't think so highly of him."

The Welsh and Scots don't think so highly of anything to do with England, except maybe for the doles so many of them gladly accept.


28 posted on 12/01/2005 8:52:27 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"I read years ago that Edward the Confessor was an albino. Anyone know if this is true?"

Goodwine And Edward The Confessor

Did You Know?

Emma of Normandy was the mother of two English kings:

* Edward the Confessor and Harthacnut

* Edward the Confessor was albino.

29 posted on 12/01/2005 9:18:09 PM PST by blam
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Thanks Blam! I guess the researchers just had to get this off their chests...

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30 posted on 12/01/2005 10:08:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: David

"Edward was probably responsible for the Norman invasion in October of 1066 having promised succession to William of Normandy as well as to Harold."

:') The story was, Harold had been shipwrecked in Normandy, and had agreed to support William's claim to the throne (which was pretty much non-existent) should this ever come up. The story is and was complete hokum, contrived as part of the supporting myth for William's usurpation.


31 posted on 12/01/2005 10:14:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: blam

Oh, dig it up, you English fuddy-duddies. It's history we're talking about here, not your precious tile floors!


32 posted on 12/01/2005 10:16:32 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: blam

The Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor was King of England 1042 - 1066. He built Westminster Abbey and was later made a saint because of his strong Christian faith. His shrine here became an important place of pilgrimage. Sick people would come and kneel in the recess around its base so as to be near the body of the saint.

33 posted on 12/01/2005 11:28:40 PM PST by Daaave (More human, than human®.)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

Ping.


34 posted on 12/01/2005 11:42:32 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
The Welsh and Scots don't think so highly of anything to do with England

"I don't hate the English. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers." -- Mike Renton, "Trainspotting"

35 posted on 12/02/2005 12:18:11 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: wimpycat

They didn't burn it. They supposedly interred the dismembered torso under Tyburn gallows, along with the remains of his fellow "conspirators." But there remains some doubt, at least in some peoples' minds, as to whether the body of Cromwell was even among those disinterred after the Restoration.


36 posted on 12/02/2005 5:19:46 AM PST by IronJack
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To: blam

Is he sitting in the Comfy Chair?


37 posted on 12/02/2005 5:24:05 AM PST by freedomlover (This Fall a Woman will be the Mother of a Mouse)
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To: blam

Wasn't William the Conqueror the one who was so fat that his bloated corpse burst open in Westminster Abby and filled the place with noxious odor during his funeral?


38 posted on 12/02/2005 5:28:56 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: blam

Westminster Abbey is the most moving place I have ever been, especially the Chapel of the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown. Such an amazing amount of history there.


39 posted on 12/02/2005 5:30:24 AM PST by Doohickey (If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...I will choose freewill.)
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To: blam

Who says history is boring? LOL!


40 posted on 12/02/2005 5:35:19 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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