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Richard III - Lost and Found!

By February 4, 2013

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Scientists claim that the skeletal remains discovered underneath a parking lot in Great Britain are the bones of the infamous Richard III. Your winter can get more discontent than being buried beneath a car lot! All the signs point to Richard III, including DNA and the notably curved spine. You can read more about this discovery at our United Kingdom pages. Myself, I have been fascinated by these recent events, because it makes me wonder just how villainous was this king of England?

Like many other folks of the 21st Century, I mostly know of Richard the Third through Shakespeare's play. If you've seen the historical drama, then you know that the hunchback monarch is not portrayed in a cheerful light. In fact, I have listed him as one of the top three most devious villains in Shakespeare's works. But how awful was he in real life? Did he kill those poor little princes? Did he murder anyone who stood in his quest for power? We may have found his bones, but we may never know the true story. Until then, Shakespeare's Richard III may continue to be how we remember His Majesty.


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