The pro-York party takes to the streets:
The pro-York party takes to the streets:
Richard III, who had gone three days without burial after is death, was buried in a hastily dug grave, without coffin, and probably without shroud.
http://www.livescience.com/34659-ric...ty-burial.htmlThe new research is the first academic paper published on the discovery of Richard III, which was publically announced in February 2013.
Most of the graves in the Grey Friars church floor are neat and orderly, with squared-off rectangle sides. Richard III's is an exception. The grave is irregularly shaped, with sloping sides. It was also too small for the 5-foot-8-inch (1.7 m) skeleton interred within: Richard's torso is twisted and his head propped up rather than laid flat. The body was also crammed against the north wall of the grave, perhaps because someone stood against the south wall to guide the body into its resting place. Whoever it was did not spend time afterward rearranging the body into a more symmetrical position.
York looks beautiful. I must check it out next time I'm in the UK
Are they making a movie about him yet?
Apparently they now think they have found the remains of Richard III's horse............In Tesco's car park!
I'm pink therefore I'm Spam
There is also a new book about his life, death, burial, the recent discovery etc. Available of Amazon: "the Last days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA"
I've looked for the release of the DVD of the program but it hasn't shown up that I can find.
It showed on the Smithsonian Channel in the US.
The King's Skeleton: Richard III Revealed.
The first peer reviewed paper by the University of Leicester team on the search for Richard III is now available in PDF format. The paper is published in Antiquity.
3-D imaging of Richard III's grave.
Thanks for the updates on this story!!
Yes, thanks Palbert. All very fascinating.
Has a final decision been made where he wi be buried? The last I read, Leister Cathedral had been designated but was being challenged by Or on behalf of York Minster.
^York Minster is supporting the Leicester claim.
I was just in York Minster a few weeks ago for a very beautiful Evensong. York and the surrounding countryside, with the ruins of Riveaulx and Fountains Abbeys, Newby Hall, Castle Howard and Harewood House, is a great place to visit.
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^ Half of my family is by way of Yorkshire. I loved it a few years ago and we had the privilege of one of the most beautiful evensongs I've ever been to in York Minster.
You can find out more about the Plantagenet Alliance - the group claiming to be familial descendents - at:
@Richardtoyork on Twitter
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Ri...ail/story.htmlRichard III dig: The hidden secrets of historic friary
Detailing the last week of the dig; comprehensive photo of the dig with notes on particular findings.
Press Release 16 August 2013:
http://kingrichardcampaign.org.uk/r3...announcements/High Court Grants Petition for Judicial Review over reburial of King Richard III
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23726011(The Justice) urged the parties to "avoid embarking on the legal Wars of the Roses part 2".
Wow! An estimated one million people related to Richard III alive today. I'll have to re-examine the family tree.
Thanks for posting Palbert.
Leicester is a complete dump, so let's hope the judge finds in favour of York.
^ I'm one of them. About 5000 people in my family are related to him. Dollars Pounds to doughnuts, you are as well.
I'm sure I'm not related, but I think one particular JUBber looks a lot like the reconstruction.
Historyextra.com, the official website of the BBC History Magazine, is running a poll:
In September 2012 what was thought to be his body was found in what appeared a hastily dug grave.Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_EnglandOn 4 February 2013, the University of Leicester confirmed that the skeleton was beyond reasonable doubt that of King Richard III. This conclusion was based on mitochondrial DNA evidence, soil analysis, and dental tests, as well as physical characteristics of the skeleton which are highly consistent with contemporary accounts of Richard's appearance.
Nope, it's just the same. The page opens, but the poll section is blank. Thanks anyway.
In an unrelated excavation within Lincoln Castle, archaeologists have discovered a sarcophagus thought to date from around 900AD which they think contains "somebody terribly important", possibly a Saxon king or bishop.
Full story here:
Well he also claimed to be Rex Francorum. Bury him in Dunkirk.
Americans need to keep their guns so they can protect themselves from gun violence just like Nancy Lanza did. And like Chris Kyle did. And like Gabby Giffords did. And like Tom Clements did. And like Michael Piemonte.
An HM Government e-petition to re-inter Richard III at York Minster.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38772For the mortal remains of England's last Plantagenet King, and the last King to die in battle, recently discovered under a Council car-park in Leicester, to be re-interred with due dignity and respect in York Minster. He was the last King of the House of York and it is recorded that he was popular in and fond of the North and York in particular where he was regarded with much love and affection. It will also place him geographically closer to the remains of his son, Edward the Prince of Wales, whose remains lie in Sherriff Hutton church.
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The man was a child-killer , nuff said .
Well, today we learned that his majesty was infected with intestinal roundworms at the time of this death and that he spoke with a UK West Midlands accent.
I'm a little dubious of the accent claim, but the roundworm infestation seems believable.