Richard III Found!!?

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Post: # 271686Post diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:40 am

There was a brilliant programme on last night. The Richard 111 Society raised 10k to start the dig. The cameras were there at the very start. They found he had scoliosis but not a withered arm and confirmed the identity by the accounts of his death and the marks on the skull and found a descendent they could cross match dna with. It was on channel 4 (UK) and I am guessing there will be repeats,

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Post: # 271701Post oldjerry
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:40 pm

NEWSFLASH....................Richard III confirmed as winner of the 1485 'Hide and Seek' Championship..................

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Post: # 271707Post Mrs Moustoir
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:38 am

I watched and enjoyed the documentary on the dig and subsequent identification of Richard III.

Apparently, he had a very feminine build - very slender and fine boned. Of course, that reminded me of Tom Baker's legless sailor in Blackadder 2. "Arrrrrr, you have a woman's legs" etc... :oops:

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Post: # 271709Post Crickleymal
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:31 am

Yes that did spring to mind. What also keeps springing to my mind is a Two Ronnies sketch done in rhyming slang where RB narrates the tale of a man who finds a small brown Richard the Third in the street. It eventually flies away.
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Post: # 271728Post Crickleymal
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:15 am

It's good his bones have been found and reassembled. I love it when a Plantagenate comes together
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Post: # 271743Post Sally Jane
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:50 pm

Crickleymal wrote:It's good his bones have been found and reassembled. I love it when a Plantagenate comes together
That is sooo painful! But I really did laugh out loud, for a change..!
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Post: # 272257Post the.fee.fairy
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:39 am

I saw both the documentaries on him. I've always been a bit of a RIII fan.

My sister used to walk across that carpark daily when she was in Uni in Leicester. She feels a bit guilty for stomping on him now :lol:

The hunchback thing does make me wonder how accurate historical reporting is. I know they say that History is written by the winners, but for years people have been sayign that RIII was a fine strapping lad with no physical problems...then we find out that he's got a hunchback and girly arms (they found less muscle markers than usually expected for a fit man on his bones, and concluded that his muscles weren't defined).

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