Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Richard III skeleton found?

Richard III was the last English monarch to die on the battlefield (Bosworth Field, 1485). Two competing stories suggest that he was subsequently either thrown in the River Soar, or buried in the priory of Greyfriars Church. Wherever his body ended up, his reputation went to the dogs: the victorious Tudors vilified the last Yorkist king as a nephew-murdering hunchback.

Now archaeologist from the University of Leicester think they might have found his body:

You can read all about it at

I have nothing against Richard (hey, I'm from Yorkshire, I'm a fan of the white rose) but, damn, I wish someone would find Hild.

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