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Old 02-04-2013, 09:49 AM
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I know when I posted the thread about the finding of a body that was thought to be Richard III, no one really seemed to be too interested. But, I figured I would let you all know about this anyway.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/bl...enet-king-live

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Richard Buckley returns to announce the team's conclusion.

He says that it is their academic view that "beyond reasonable doubt the individual exhumed at Grey Friars on September 12th is indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England".
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That's very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Ah, Richard III. A great legal mind. But, boy, did he have some luggage... namely the princes in the tower.
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Ah, Richard III. A great legal mind. But, boy, did he have some luggage... namely the princes in the tower.
That Richard was really a DlCK.
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Ah, Richard III. A great legal mind. But, boy, did he have some luggage... namely the princes in the tower.
Yeah, but in truth, what monarch of the time wouldn't have done what he supposedly did?
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Yeah, but in truth, what monarch of the time wouldn't have done what he supposedly did?
Can we chop his head off now... they are lost relics of a time no one wants to revisit. why is the royal family still honored? what great dead have the done except being born in the right bloodline?
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Can we chop his head off now... they are lost relics of a time no one wants to revisit. why is the royal family still honored? what great dead have the done except being born in the right bloodline?
Well, Richard III is responsible for the concept of bail, the availability of the poor to take grievances to court without having to pay for it, and he was a champion of literacy by lifting bans on books and printing the laws in English rather than just French.

We, in the modern world, have things to thank Richard III for.

As far as the current monarchy, England loves tradition.
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Yeah, but in truth, what monarch of the time wouldn't have done what he supposedly did?
Truth.

There's no scheming in "Game of Thrones" that hasn't taken place in real life, and often much worse. I just watched the BBC series "The Monarchs" on Netflix the other day about the British Kings and Queens. I gotta say, these buggers were dam nasty. If you had placed them in the "Game of Thrones" most of them would have won easily.
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Truth.

There's no scheming in "Game of Thrones" that hasn't taken place in real life, and often much worse. I just watched the BBC series "The Monarchs" on Netflix the other day about the British Kings and Queens. I gotta say, these buggers were dam nasty. If you had placed them in the "Game of Thrones" most of them would have won easily.
Yep. Brutality and cunning were not reserved for the likes of Richard III and Henry VIII. Monarchs, and not just English ones, would do whatever it took to secure their crown and lands. It became less of a thing as Parliament's power increased in the UK, but it went on for centuries.
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Truth.

There's no scheming in "Game of Thrones" that hasn't taken place in real life, and often much worse. I just watched the BBC series "The Monarchs" on Netflix the other day about the British Kings and Queens. I gotta say, these buggers were dam nasty. If you had placed them in the "Game of Thrones" most of them would have won easily.
Not much different than high ed, I guess, or politics anywhere at any time.
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Yep. Brutality and cunning were not reserved for the likes of Richard III and Henry VIII. Monarchs, and not just English ones, would do whatever it took to secure their crown and lands. It became less of a thing as Parliament's power increased in the UK, but it went on for centuries.
It's interesting because in England, the early kings allowed their subject's a great deal of freedom and autonomy. But that changed when the Normans came.

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Not much different than high ed, I guess, or politics anywhere at any time.
I've been watching the new Netflix series called "House of Cards". It's pretty good, sort of the American politics version of "Game of Thrones".
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It's interesting because in England, the early kings allowed their subject's a great deal of freedom and autonomy. But that changed when the Normans came.
Well, the Britons, Angles and Saxons may have been some vicious people, they weren't as feudal, that is for damn sure.

It's no secret I'm a big history nerd, but my primary focus is on Britain, Ireland, and France. The stuff that went on there is so intriguing to me.
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