Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Richard III: The King In The Car Park

Having seen the news yesterday and followed the documentary shown on Channel 4 last night, I have to say it confirmed what we guessed. The evidence, DNA aside, points overwhelmingly towards the skeleton being that of the mortal remains of Richard III.
That said, I certainly do not think he should have a state funeral. A quiet funeral and then being buried in Leicester Cathedral would be sufficient. For one thing it would be unfair on the taxpayer burying someone who died over 500 years ago, and for another, if the remains in that Urn in Westminster Abbey are those of the Princes in the Tower, then given the ages of the bones it is probable that Richard III was responsible for their deaths. With that in mind should we publicly bury someone guilty or likely guilty of the murder of two boys!

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