Richard III may have been dead for more than 500 years, but he’s in the midst of a battle once again.
Now that the remains under the car park in Leicester have been identified as belonging to Richard III, the much-maligned king is suddenly in demand. York and Leicester are now doing battle (albeit in a civilized manner, thank goodness) over where the King’s final resting place should be.
I would love to hear from readers their thoughts on the subject. I find it all a bit ironic, somehow. Poor man, brutally killed and humiliated in death, tossed in a river and finally buried in a spot too small for him and vilified for centuries . . . and now two cities are at war over who gets to properly lay him to rest.
In addition, here are links to two articles that I found well worth reading on the subject of the RIII discovery
- More thoughts on a face from out of the past. (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- The twisted bones of Richard III (bbc.co.uk)
- Cities fight for king’s remains (bbc.co.uk)
- Two English cities battling over remains of King Richard III (ctvnews.ca)