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Twik:

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--- Quote from: Erich L-ster on February 04, 2013, 02:53:11 PM ---Is there some pun I'm not aware of between "sun" and "son"? I've read the play but don't recall whether it was "sun" there.

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Yes. Richard's brother, Edward IV, used a lot of sun symbolism. His heraldic device was called the Sun in Splendour. And I think the Shakespeare line really does say "suns" and it makes a pun between the brothers being "sons" of York and also "suns" who have turned it from winter to summer, metaphorically.

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Basically, every line Shakespeare wrote has multiple meanings. One of which is usually a dirty joke.

NestHolder:
There's a very interesting website which gives a good bit of information about all aspects of the discovery:  http://www.le.ac.uk/richardiii/    It's the University of Leicester's.

Thipu1:

--- Quote from: NestHolder on February 07, 2013, 07:05:09 AM ---There's a very interesting website which gives a good bit of information about all aspects of the discovery:  http://www.le.ac.uk/richardiii/    It's the University of Leicester's.

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Thank you, NestHolder.  That's a very interesting and informative site. 

SouthernBelle:
From the Smithsonian:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Battle-Over-Richard-IIIs-BonesAnd-His-Reputation-190400171.html

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