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Post by rebecca » Fri February 8th, 2013, 1:37 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I'm watching it now (for the moment it can be foundon YouTube), and agree with your assessment, especially the lady from the R3 Society. Still, fascinating stuff.[/quote]

Thanks Misfit. I didn't see the program and have added your link to faves. I'll watch it later.

Bec :) PS: I think RIII should be buried in York.

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Post by Nefret » Fri February 8th, 2013, 2:23 am

Thanks for the link. I saw a clip earlier where somebody was reading a letter in what was thought to have been his dialect.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Carla » Fri February 8th, 2013, 10:55 am

Apparently next month's issue of Current Archaeology magazine (Issue 277, April 2013) will have a comprehensive feature on the Leicester excavation. Their features are often very good, so it may have some more details than the TV programme.
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Post by EC2 » Fri February 8th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Some wag posted this on an NHS notice board.

Family of man left under car park blames NHS

The family of a man who lay for more than 500 years beneath a car park in Leicestershire "without once receiving medical attention" is to sue the NHS for negligence.
Campaigners have demanded a public enquiry into the death of Richard Plantagenet, who also suffered "centuries of abuse" from historians.
Mr Plantagenet was only 32 when he sustained serious injuries in the Battle of Bosworth Field during the course of his job as king of England.
Relatives of the dead man said employers had breached health and safety rules by failing to make clear the dangers of the job, which included regular pitched battles, defending the realm against foreign invasion and putting down rival claims to the throne.
The family also claim Mr Plantagenet, who suffered chronic back problems, was routinely bullied by colleagues about his appearance.
A preliminary investigation found that on the day he died Mr Plantagenet had gone into battle with substandard armour offering little protection from the broadsword, longbow and mace.
Government sources argue that Mr Plantagenet was aware that violent death was an occupational hazard.
Investigators reserved particular criticism for NHS staff, who failed to spot signs of depression despite Mr Plantagenet's frequent complaints of a "winter of discontent".
Relatives said that Mr Plantagenet might have survived his injuries had paramedics been quicker to reach the scene. One said: "He just stood there shouting for help, but an ambulance never came. Richard even tried to buy a horse to take him to hospital, but there wasn't one available at any price."
A post mortem concluded that cuts were a contributory factor in the death, which was "almost certainly avoidable".
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 8th, 2013, 6:31 pm

Roflmao! Great one who ever wrote it!

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Post by Nefret » Fri February 8th, 2013, 6:53 pm

That was great. Shall there be new books about him now?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by annis » Fri February 8th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Brilliant! Love the play on the word "cuts" in the last sentence :)

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Post by annis » Sat February 9th, 2013, 6:37 am

Useful article with links to more detailed scientific info from the press conference at the always interesting History Blog

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/23290

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Post by Vanessa » Sat February 9th, 2013, 11:42 am

Made me giggle, EC! :D
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Richard III's curvature of the spine

Post by Margaret » Fri May 30th, 2014, 5:56 am

Here's a really interesting article, with photos, about the dramatic curvature of the spine Richard suffered from: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/health/ri ... scoliosis/. The last photo in the slide show makes it clear how severe his scoliosis was. I can't help thinking how much more difficult soldiering must have been for him than for the average soldier.
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