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Title: Richard III
Post by: TailUK on February 04, 2013, 10:53:32 AM
  University of Leicester have just announced that the remains unearthed September 2012 is definitely Richard III

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882) - Link added
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Bob K on February 04, 2013, 11:35:54 AM
See Channel 4 tonight at 9pm for "all the answers" following the press conference this morning on the findings of the scientists.  DNA close match to descendents. Carbon dating very close dates.
The programme is said to include a facial reconstruction from the skull found.
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 04, 2013, 11:39:27 AM

Thanks for that Bob. I'll now be tuning in.    :-))



Ken

 
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Neil on February 04, 2013, 11:51:52 AM
I hope they have a state funeral for him.......now that will be something to see and visit
 
truly amazing news
I'd love to be one of the crowd that day!!
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Circlip on February 04, 2013, 12:16:13 PM
Visit the rail museum at the same time.  :-))
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 04, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
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I hope they have a state funeral for him

Possibly not a good idea in view of his reputation for disposing of princes...
 
Anyway, the proposal seems to be to rebury him in Leicester Cathedral.
 
Colin
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Neil on February 04, 2013, 12:31:21 PM

Possibly not a good idea in view of his reputation for disposing of princes...
 

Innocent until proven guilty, Colin  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 04, 2013, 01:54:57 PM
I cant help thinking of a sketch by the 2 Ronnies when anyone mentions Richard III
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwyPDPlFA8


be interesting to see what they decide to do with him tho
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Circlip on February 04, 2013, 02:03:35 PM
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the proposal seems to be to rebury him in Leicester Cathedral.

   Apart from the one to bring him home to York.
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: inertia on February 04, 2013, 02:10:11 PM

   Apart from the one to bring him home to York.
 
  Regards  Ian

Finders keepers.................. ;D
DM
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Circlip on February 04, 2013, 02:13:44 PM
     :P
 
  Why do you think our roses look so good?
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: tobyker on February 04, 2013, 05:56:33 PM
For a king of England - has to be Westminster Abbey.
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Norseman on February 04, 2013, 06:19:54 PM
The guy has been dead for over five hundred years.
If HRH wants to pay for the huge funeral then fine but if its the state that is to pay then I'm against it. All these cuts in our essential services - so what else do we close to pay for it. No anti royalist feelings expressed or intended there either.

Dave
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Meyer on February 04, 2013, 06:33:37 PM
Verdict on Richard III's remains - serious trauma to skull, bent back. Atos confirms he is fit for work
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 04, 2013, 06:37:31 PM
I think it has already been decided to re interr him in Leicester so not much point in continuing to speculate.
 
A very interesting story and amazing that they found him so quickly. Time Team eat your heart out!
 
Colin
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Jerry C on February 04, 2013, 06:46:38 PM
How come he never got clamped?
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 04, 2013, 08:02:38 PM
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 How come he never got clamped?

Just a skeleton staff on duty I imagine....
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 04, 2013, 08:05:09 PM

I organised a copy on the recorder so don't spoil it for me by giving away the end.     %)


Ken

Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: gingyer on February 04, 2013, 08:10:44 PM
Read the article and apparently when he was killed someone
Stuck a sword up his  :o :o :o


I wonder what the court in The Hague would say to that  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: heritorasphodel on February 04, 2013, 08:18:59 PM
The weirdest thing was the parking space directly above him was marked with an 'R', which was directly above the skeleton. Oddly, no-one remembers why.


Andrew
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Neil on February 04, 2013, 08:31:03 PM
I organised a copy on the recorder so don't spoil it for me by giving away the end.     %)


Ken

I won't tell you that he's dead then Kenny.... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Bob K on February 04, 2013, 08:36:37 PM
Dumped in a car park.  528 winters of his discontent.
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: CF-FZG on February 04, 2013, 09:57:02 PM
Read the article and apparently when he was killed someone
Stuck a sword up his  :o :o :o


I wonder what the court in The Hague would say to that  {-) {-)

Ooh, I bet that smarts {-)
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: Bob K on February 04, 2013, 10:56:55 PM
Forensic facial reconstruction of Richard III computer generated from confirmed skull scans.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21328380 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21328380)
Closely resembles portraits of the time.
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: pugwash on February 04, 2013, 11:09:27 PM
As a kid I used to travel to School in Leicester via King Richards Road and over Richard III Bridge
and my brothers school was adjacent to the Bosworth Field Battle site so I have always wondered about
what happened to him (I do enjoy medieval history as well). The area where he was found I know very well
as I walked the beat there a good few years ago.  Now all they have to find are the bodies of
the Princes in the Tower and try to prove whether he was the tyrant as Shakespeare suggests or a canny bloke
as the people of York wrote at the time.
Geoff
 
 
 
Title: Re: Richard III
Post by: spearfish99 on February 04, 2013, 11:12:23 PM

   Apart from the one to bring him home to York.
 
  Regards  Ian

 He was born in Fotheringay in Northants. His parents and quite a few relatives are supposedly buried in the local church. So where is home?