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Shakespeare's Richard III Buried in a UK Parking Lot?
The Times of India ^ | Aug 27, 2012

Posted on 08/26/2012 5:30:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Archaeologists may have solved the puzzle of where the English king Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare in his play is buried as they have started digging a car park in Leicester for his lost remains. The University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society have joined forces to search for the grave of Richard III, thought to be under a parking lot for city council offices.

The team will use ground-penetrating radar to search for the ideal spots to dig. "This archaeological work offers a golden opportunity to learn more about medieval Leicester as well as about Richard III's last resting place," Philippa Langley, a Richard III Society member, said. Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. He died during the Battle of Bosworth Field during the War of the Roses. Shakespeare penned 'Richard III', a play about the tragic king, approximately 100 years later.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; coupdetat; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; henrytheusurper; henryvii; kingrichardiii; murderedbytraitors; plantanget; richardiii; shakespeare; titulusregius; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 08/26/2012 5:30:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SunkenCiv

For the wont of a parking space, the kingdom was lost...


2 posted on 08/26/2012 5:35:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“The world is grown so bad, that seagulls make prey where eagles dare not perch”.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 5:40:16 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Out [of my] damn spot!")
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To: nickcarraway
Longer and more informative article here:

History Blog

4 posted on 08/26/2012 5:48:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

A horseless carriage park, a horseless carriage park, my kingdom for a horseless carriage park!


5 posted on 08/26/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: nickcarraway
Anybody here ever watch the British tv series Time Team? This sounds like the kind of dig that would be perfect for them.
6 posted on 08/26/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: nickcarraway

He’s under one of the end zones in Giant Stadium.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Clay Moore

My kingdom for a parking spot!


8 posted on 08/26/2012 6:23:52 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t he the one who had the two young Princes killed?


9 posted on 08/26/2012 6:38:02 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: nickcarraway

Shakespeare’s opinion of Richard III might be:

“Down really deep he is a nice guy.”

Like Othello’s friend, Iago.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: nickcarraway; NYer

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Thanks nickcarraway.

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11 posted on 08/26/2012 7:04:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: yarddog

He was accused of it but more then likely it was Henry VII who did it.


12 posted on 08/26/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: nickcarraway

“A hor! a hor! my kingdom for a hor!”.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 7:31:56 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (A Prince in Las Vegas - where?? who knew?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; yarddog

I’m pretty sure Richard II gave them s a good spanking. At least those princes never got up to no good in Las Vegas.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 7:35:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Ken H; TurboZamboni
"He’s under one of the end zones in Giant Stadium"

Well the way the Jets are playing, the'll never find him! ( : > )

15 posted on 08/26/2012 9:01:48 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
He was accused of it but more then likely it was Henry VII who did it.

VII = seventh. I believe you meant eighth, or VIII.

16 posted on 08/26/2012 10:16:14 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nickcarraway
If you haven't seen Pacino's version of Richard3 ...put it on your bucket list of films. :D


17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:21:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Was this a mob hit?


18 posted on 08/27/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Pave paradise, put up a parking lot. My kingdom for a smart car.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 11:13:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Yehuda

LOL!!


20 posted on 08/27/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: onedoug

ping


21 posted on 08/27/2012 6:48:51 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: stylecouncilor

Richard III’s bones, okay. Just don’t mess with Shakespeare’s.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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