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Richard III has been found! Does news like this excite you more - or less - than current affairs?


The remains of long lost King Richard III have finally been discovered buried under a modern car park in Leicestershire England, more than 500 years after he became the last English king to be killed in battle! This must be one of the great archaeological finds of recent decades. But does this sort of news intrigue and excite you, as it does me, or do you regard it with nothing more than mild curiosity, irrelevent to your life and times in modern society?

 

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Best Answer Ann Carr (annart) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks Annart. I agree. Sadly the discovery can't resolve the Princes in the Tower mystery, but it has already revealed details of the other great event in Richard's life - how he died in the Battle of Bosworth, seemingly in the thick of the action.


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks Seeker. Totally agree! Most current affairs is literally that - 'current' - of no lasting importance or memory, even if it matters today. But this is history (albeit rewritten history) which will affect all future history books on the subject.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Wow - Richard could have done with you as a public relations officer alancaster! Hope no Lancastrians comment here or we could rekindle the Wars of the Roses! Seriously, thanks for the comment and history; you must be fascinated by these discoveries.


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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks. I can agree with most of that assessment of Richard and of the programme and Philippa (can one be so devoted to an old skull? - I guess so if the imagination brings him back to life as a living person). King Arthur? - That WOULD be a story !!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    I don't know how accurate these facial reconstructions can be, but in this case the finished result does bear a close resemblence to the portraits of Richard - maybe a little fuller-faced, but very similar. It helps bring history to life doesn't it?

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    It's certainly true peoplepower that history tends to be written by the victors, in this case the Tudors. Although in the longer term, objectivity can occasionally salvage the truth as we can see in the recent reassessing of Richard's life. Thanks.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks MickS. News mostly passes me by too, without stirring the blood too much! But some stories grip my imagination and a little bit of rewriting of history with newly discovered evidence is one subject which has that effect on me.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Very clever combination of historical evidence and of course science Asp52 - like a forensic detective story. I believe the Anglican Leicester Cathedral is favoured for interment tho' I'm not sure why - particularly as Richard was a Roman Catholic.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks klidstone! I agree with all you say. And certainly it's interesting that they've already reassessed some of the accounts of the degree of Richard's spinal deformity, and also gained a better idea of the critical blows which led to his death.

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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Yes Old Empresario. The evidence was swept under a concrete carpet :-)