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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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A horse, a horse, my kingdom for...

Ok, it's not about beefburgers or even guns .

But buried in a car park in Leicester they have found...


Drum roll...



Richard III ...

Ta Dah!



(Apparently he owes a fortune in car parking fees...)

There's a nice graphic here showing the location
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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Ok, it's not about beefburgers or even guns .

But buried in a car park in Leicester they have found...


Drum roll...



Richard III ...

Ta Dah!



(Apparently he owes a fortune in car parking fees...)

There's a nice graphic here showing the location
Yes, I read about this when it was first mentioned - sometime last autumn. An absolutely fascinating story, with impressive research, guesswork, thought and work put into working out where the remains actually lay.

Apparently, the BBC did a documentary when the remains were uncovered and plan to broadcast it sometime later this year. I look forward to seeing it.

Well done, too, to Leicester City Council, who were apparently very supportive of the whole research project and allowed the car park to be dug up in order for the search for the remains to be carried out.

I like your remark about owing a fortune in car parking fees........me, I'd send that particular bill to Henry Tudor, although you might have difficulty extracting said money from him as he was famously tight-fisted......
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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Channel 4 tonight - 9pm...

The car park fee joke is doing the rounds at the moment - everyone is working it out at the NCP day rate.

I'd just direct NCP to look for a thorn bush - they should find the fee hanging there.
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couldn't the fees be directed to the crown? (and I'd hate to see what they are with interest added and late charges)...
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Channel 4 tonight - 9pm...

The car park fee joke is doing the rounds at the moment - everyone is working it out at the NCP day rate.

I'd just direct NCP to look for a thorn bush - they should find the fee hanging there.
Why, thank you for that information. I'll certainly make a point of watching that documentary. Absolutely fascinating.

I've just been reading today's papers further - apparently the remains have been conclusively identified as being those of Richard III - whereas last autumn it was strongly felt, rather than finally proven, that these were his.

I doubt that that particular thorn bush would yield any sort of dividend, unfortunately; grasping Tudors were well able to grab what lay within arm's reach (along with that which should not have lain within their greedy grasp.)
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This is a pretty amazing story. Thanks for the info, OP.
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Do you think his funeral will be Anglican or Catholic?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:25 AM   #8
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Channel 4 tonight - 9pm...

The car park fee joke is doing the rounds at the moment - everyone is working it out at the NCP day rate.

I'd just direct NCP to look for a thorn bush - they should find the fee hanging there.
I wonder who owes more in un paid parking fines/fees, Dickie 3 or the Yanks in Grosvenor Square.
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Because the location of his grave was unknown previously and I guess they feel a past King of England should not be left lying under a council car park, but should be buried somewhere as befits his status.

I don't agree
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