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c-tom
Badges we don't need no stinking badges
01:14 PM on 11/17/2012
Richard Three Eyes famous king and Buddhist seer.
11:24 AM on 11/17/2012
We had nothing to do with this.
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Montanagrl
Came to believe.....
08:56 AM on 11/17/2012
Forget everything you THINK you know about Richard III and read Sharon Kay Penman's "The Sunne in Splendour" [sic]. I read it 25 years ago and it started me on a road that I never got of of. There is SO much wonderful Ricardian fiction out there, but her's is the best - plus, it's just a really great book - incredibly well written and researched. There are many alternative histories and theories and unfortunately I don't think we'll ever know the truth. But I know one thing - by all accounts Richard was devoted to his brother Edward IV and he would never have hurt those boys. He had no desire to be king - he hated public life and was incredibly pious. My money's on the Duke of Buckingham, who had motive AND access.
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Mara Valensuela
Forgive your enemy,but remember the bastard's name
03:12 PM on 11/17/2012
Thanks! I will definitely read that, I have never thought Richard III was an evil hunchback as Shakespeare portrayed him, I am pretty sure Shakespeare was pandering to Queen Elizabeth at the time, as to paint Henry VII in a good light, the only way to make the man who "stole" the throne look good was to make the man he stole it from seem like a monster!!
07:25 PM on 11/17/2012
Thank you MUCH for this book...I will definitely read it! I've been reading about this MUCH-maligned and Loyal King for a LOT of years...especially the Plantagenet histories by Thomas B. Costain, AND the fascinating "Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey (her detective Alan Grant actually pursues the story as a Cold Case, and thoroughly debunks it.) REALLY looking forward to your book recommendation...thank you AGAIN!
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Deb Jesser
For What It's Worth
03:42 AM on 11/18/2012
Yes, do read it, it's great!
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KIVPossum
Moldova Marsupial
04:48 AM on 11/17/2012
There's a fine line between archeology and grave robbing. I think often archeologists cross the line. This case is an example.
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Alex Prior
Abyssum abyssus invocat
05:16 AM on 11/17/2012
What's your objection to grave robbing?
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messy
artist, writer, adventurer
10:16 AM on 11/17/2012
This isn't exactly grave robbing. They have to find out who's corpse it is, then they're going to rebury it. Hopefully in Westminster Abbey or Windsor Castle's chapel.
12:20 PM on 11/17/2012
Grave robbing is when you steal something from a grave. Identifying a skeleton is very different.
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LafnBacstage
Your projections are not my reality
03:21 AM on 11/17/2012
"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
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StephenBP
What's he building in there?
04:22 PM on 11/17/2012
Somewhere in the back of my brain a neuron was firing suggesting that there was something very sixty-ish about finding Richard III's eternal resting place in a parking lot. Thanks for making the link for me!
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Gary Amedee
Mea Culpa. Mea Maxima Cruenta Culpa
02:53 AM on 11/17/2012
I found a Richard the 3rd in my yard this morning..along with an Edgar Britt. I should shoot the neighbours dog.
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RBet
What was the question again?
09:06 PM on 11/16/2012
Really interesting - this could assist with a number of questions re: history if it is really him.
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Novgorod Viking
Metropolitan of All Russia NOVGOROD
08:56 AM on 11/18/2012
What was the question again?
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RBet
What was the question again?
10:29 AM on 11/18/2012
:)
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White Raven
Eyeballs are tasty
08:07 PM on 11/16/2012
This definitely looks like a dream job for archaeologists.
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dsloantx
07:21 PM on 11/16/2012
This is fascinating! I look forward to following this story. Thanks, Huffington Post!
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knee jerk
07:11 PM on 11/16/2012
A parking space! A parking space! My kingdom for a parking space!
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KenMoore
11:21 PM on 11/16/2012
This is serious! No horsing around!
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Alex Prior
Abyssum abyssus invocat
05:26 AM on 11/17/2012
O bloody Richard! —miserable England!
I prophesy the fearfull'st time to thee
That ever wretched age hath look'd upon.
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mc53
07:09 PM on 11/16/2012
Who'd have thunk they had parking lots in the middle ages.
07:16 PM on 11/16/2012
The asphalt made it easier to scrape up the horse poop.
theoldweezer
Read the truth or not at all
11:00 PM on 11/16/2012
No parking lots in 1485.. The church itself was buried as the article says.

"Archaeologists unearthed the skeleton in the choir of Grefriars, a medieval church that had been buried under a parking lot."

But I think you knew that, you were just being funny... right? lol
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secular666
07:03 PM on 11/16/2012
what if it turns out to be Jimmy Hoffa?
07:00 PM on 11/16/2012
If it is him, will he be re-buried at Windsor Castle?
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Deb Jesser
For What It's Worth
11:58 PM on 11/16/2012
Excellent question. He would like to rest near his brother, I think. His wife Ann Neville is buried in Westminster Abbey, so that might be suitable as well. I understand that Ricardians have put a memorial plaque there.
05:15 AM on 11/17/2012
Thanks for that information.
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On Edge
09:31 AM on 11/17/2012
Why would they re-bury Jimmy Hoffa in Windsor Castle?
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maserati2
Finally an honest politician! ELIZABETH WARREN!
02:31 PM on 11/17/2012
The plot };^) is getting thicker, and I'm outta here!
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GaryNOVA
Fear My Micro-bio!!!!!!!!
06:30 PM on 11/16/2012
I don't remember that part in the movie "War of the Roses".
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sekigahara
Wait'll he puts on his stereo headphones . . .
06:47 PM on 11/16/2012
That's because Richard III died in the last of the Wars of the Roses.
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GaryNOVA
Fear My Micro-bio!!!!!!!!
07:10 PM on 11/16/2012
Was Michael Douglas in that one too?
schlinky
someone still cares
08:35 PM on 11/16/2012
Why would anyone go to war over Roses anyway? HA HA.
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dwill123
flexing the "golden pipes" on the day's issues
05:46 PM on 11/16/2012
Or they might belong to the village wino of the day.