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Old 04-02-2013, 10:36
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There is a press conference going on at the moment which hopefully will tell us if the body of Richard III has been found.

Mind you they seem to drawing it out. Does this mean he has been found or not?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:36
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At least the DNA shows it is a male. That is a good start.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:38
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As thought it is him.

No surprises there then.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:38
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Looks like it is. I suppose it had to be, with all the palaver going on, they'd look a bit stupid if it wasn't.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:39
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Looks like it is. I suppose it had to be, with all the palaver going on, they'd look a bit stupid if it wasn't.
Exactly.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:39
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Now bring him home to Yorkshire.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:40
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It Is Him.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:40
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Press conference states that it is, beyond reasonable doubt, him!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:41
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Interesting question now...... will he be quietly interred somewhere, or is he entitled to the pomp and ceremony of a King's funeral !!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:41
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Now bring him home to Yorkshire.
Leicester wont let him go, as he will be a source of tourism cash.

But I agree he should have gone back to York....
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:42
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Where will they bury him now?

I heard them say on the news this morning that they have been able to work out exactly what he would've looked like, by using technology etc. Did they show how he'd have looked?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:42
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Very good work and well done to the team.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:42
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Now bring him home to Yorkshire.
I thought it had already been decided that his remains will be interred in Leicester Cathedral.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:44
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Let hope some of the tudor mythology is now disppelled.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:44
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I thought it had already been decided that his remains will be interred in Leicester Cathedral.
Yes. They are struggling for tourists, I guess. Think we said before it is like the wrangling for saints' bones you get in 'Cadfael'. But after the evidence of all the obscene ways Leicester people treated his body - it is pretty awful he is not being laid to rest at York.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:45
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Yes. They are struggling for tourists, I guess. Think we said before it is like the wrangling for saints' bones you get in 'Cadfael'. But after the evidence of all the obscene ways Leicester people treated his body - it is pretty awful he is not being laid to rest at York.
He's been at rest in Leicester for so long, that imo he'll gain more attention by staying there .
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:46
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Sorry. There is a long running thread here
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:46
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Yes. They are struggling for tourists, I guess. Think we said before it is like the wrangling for saints' bones you get in 'Cadfael'. But after the evidence of all the obscene ways Leicester people treated his body - it is pretty awful he is not being laid to rest at York.
I think they're pretty civilised there these days
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:46
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Where will they bury him now?

I heard them say on the news this morning that they have been able to work out exactly what he would've looked like, by using technology etc. Did they show how he'd have looked?
No, they didnt show any facial reconstructions of the skull. Shame, as if it had looked like the known picture of him, it certainly would have helped, although it would have been difficult getting an expert who didnt know in advance that it was Richards skull, so any results may have been skewed.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:47
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I think they're pretty civilised there these days
Still sick to bury him there. And no, they ain't. My husband used to live there - I been many times. Gary Lineker is probably the most civilised thing ever to come out of Leicester.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:48
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No, they didnt show any facial reconstructions of the skull. Shame, as if it had looked like the known picture of him, it certainly would have helped, although it would have been difficult getting an expert who didnt know in advance that it was Richards skull, so any results may have been skewed.
They're probably saving it for tonight's documentary.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:49
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They're probably saving it for tonight's documentary.
Be good if thats true.......
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:50
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Still sick to bury him there. And no, they ain't. My husband used to live there - I been many times. Gary Lineker is probably the most civilised thing ever to come out of Leicester.
I'm familiar also with modern Leicester. My son's girlfriend is at Leicester uni, it's been quite a buzz there, particularly in her department Though sadly she's had little involvement.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:51
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Big, big thread already.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:57
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Leicester wont let him go, as he will be a source of tourism cash.

But I agree he should have gone back to York....
which sometimes makes me wonder if it is him or they are just saying that to get money.

they must have had DNA from some where to match up.
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