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King Richard III's grave may be under parking lot

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Post by Brenna » Wed September 12th, 2012, 5:38 pm

I knew there was a more appropriate place to post that link than in the "chat" section. Perhaps the powers at be can either remove it or move it here. Thanks for sharing LH!
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Post by Misfit » Wed September 12th, 2012, 6:14 pm

This is getting so exciting.
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Post by fljustice » Wed September 12th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Thanks for the link, Brenna!
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 12th, 2012, 8:20 pm

It would be funny if they found that they are actually the remains of a little-known lord named Edmund Blackadder. ;)

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Post by Nefret » Wed September 12th, 2012, 9:50 pm

That would be funny, LH. I'm not sure how they would prove it. This is getting exciting.
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Post by DianeL » Wed September 12th, 2012, 11:09 pm

I've so been enjoying the updates here!
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Post by Misfit » Wed September 12th, 2012, 11:38 pm

It appears there were two threads going on this topic. I thought I had merged the two, but I might have lost four posts. I apologize.
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Post by Ash » Thu September 13th, 2012, 1:17 am

I didn't realize the grave was lost - I assumed that he was buried in a place like Westminster. Why wasn't he?

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Post by annis » Thu September 13th, 2012, 1:58 am

I see that genetic testing is underway using DNA taken from the skeleton's teeth compared to material obtained from a 17th-generation descendant of RIII, but it will be several months before a result comes out.

Richard III: Royal Remains?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/ ... s-bosworth

I think it was generally known that he was buried at Greyfriars, near where his poor corpse was displayed for some days previous to his interment. The Tudors considered him a usurper and would have wanted him buried out of the way and forgotten as soon as possible by any supporters.
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Post by DianeL » Thu September 13th, 2012, 11:27 pm

[quote=""Ash""]I didn't realize the grave was lost - I assumed that he was buried in a place like Westminster. Why wasn't he?[/quote]

Essentially because he was Richard III, and the king who deposed him (Henry VII) wasn't precisely a fan. He did get a burial at the time, but it was hardly full state - and Henry VIII did a little redecorating of the Church's properties a few years later, omitting memorial respect and honors for the last Plantagenet. None of the Tudors, as it turned out, were big fans of Richard's. They conferred on RIII his infamous reputation.
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