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Leicester Car Park 'Grave' May Not Be That Of Plantagenet King

Leicester Car Park 'Grave' May Not Be That Of Plantagenet King | Richard III Today | Scoop.it
Remains found under a car park have not been confirmed as those of King Richard III but archaeologists are yet to find evidence to disprove it is the monarch's body, a university said.

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David Connolly's curator insight, December 16, 2012 2:46 AM

The academics do appear to be digging a hole for themselves.

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Richard III: DNA confirms twisted bones belong to king

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Skeleton found beneath Leicester car park confirmed as that of Richard III, as work begins on new tomb near excavation site (@brigittedeheij @HuffingtonPost another ;-) Skeleton found beneath Leicester car park conf as that of Richard III
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Catholic burial call for Richard III

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An academic whose research led to the finding of Richard III says he should be given a Catholic, not an Anglican, funeral. (I am sick of hearing about Richard III-stick him back under the car park already!
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Fiona McCade: Some royal skeletons are best left hidden - News - Scotsman.com

Fiona McCade: Some royal skeletons are best left hidden - News - Scotsman.com | Richard III Today | Scoop.it
TYPICAL. You wait 528 years for one dead king, then three come along at once.

 

On Monday, archaeologists proudly proclaimed that the skeleton found underneath a car park in Leicester is definitely that of Richard III of England. Now, there is already excited talk of having a proper ferret around for Alfred the Great of Wessex and even Henry I of England, whose bodies have also gone awol over the centuries.

No-one loves history more than me, and I’ve been watching the developments surrounding Richard’s exhumation with great interest, but if we start digging up all the monarchs who missed out on a nice tomb, there are going to be quite a few car-parks turned over before we’re finished.

Frankly, I find it strange how many people are demanding that Richard be given a big funeral – some even want a state funeral – when all that’s happened is that we’ve found a bunch of bones that used to be a king.


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Richard III: King in the Car Park

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Eccentric fans of the long lost King & a Canadian relative are the key to solving the mystery behind the final burial place of England's infamous hunchback King.
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Waking the dead. Richard III is the body in the car park.

A scheming jealous monster?  A ruthless intriguer, a heartless butcher?  Who was Richard III?  The most exciting historical find for a generation has been confirmed today.  Experts have spent four ...
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