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Richard the Third

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The University of Leicester has announced that the skeleton found in Leicester on the site of Grey Friars church is that of Richard the Third  "beyond reasonable doubt."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2013/feb/04/richard-iii-leicester-car-park-video

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Richard the Third; he was undoubtedly much maligned by the Tudors. Whether he had his two nephews killed I don't know. I find it strange that he is so perpetually vilified but King John, who definitely had his nephew killed and may well have killed him by his own hands, doesn't get much attention.

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karen9
Feb. 5th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right about the influence of Shakespeare's Richard III.

His remains will probably be reburied in Leicester Cathedral.

Edited at 2013-02-05 08:55 pm (UTC)

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