Not just the identity of the man in the car park with the twisted spine, but the appalling last moments and humiliating treatment of the naked body of Richard III in the hours after his death have been revealed at an extraordinary press conference at Leicester University.
There were cheers when Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the hunt for the king’s body, finally announced that the university team was convinced “beyond reasonable doubt” that it had found the last Plantagenet king, bent by scoliosis of the spine, and twisted further to fit into a hastily dug hole in Grey Friars church, which was slightly too small to hold his body.
We couldn’t find videos of Looking for Richard, Al Pacino’s excellent documentary on Richard III. We’ve always felt bad for Richard of York a.k.a. Crookback—sure he did horrible things, but they all did, and he was doubtless a victim of Tudor propaganda. Game of Thrones connection: George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series was inspired by the Wars of the Roses in which the Houses of York and Lancaster fought for the throne of England. York, Stark, Lancaster, Lannister.
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amypond pointed us to the episode of Terry Jones’s Medieval Lives featuring the three King Richards. Terry Jones is our favorite Python-comedian-author-historian.