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Monday, February 4, 2013

Richard III to be buried with honors

"...next year Richard will, at last, get a king's burial, interred with pomp and ceremony in Leicester Cathedral"

We are speaking of Richard Plantagenet, King of England, who died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. I am fascinated by the DNA research conducted here, and point out that I, too, am a relation, as are many people living today if they but knew it.
While the Tudors did all they could to pretend that the Plantagenets were all killed, including a plaque at the Tower of London, the fact is that relations survived in other countries, with living descendants today.
As a child, I read Shakespeare's Richard III, and later discovered a book called the Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, and was intrigued. 
Perhaps this finding of King Richard's body will put to rest many questions about his life and death.

For more information:
The Richard III Society

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