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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2012, 08:28:10 AM »
Meanwhile, Leicester City council are claiming 500 years of unpaid parking fees....

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 11:45:25 AM »
Channel 4, in the UK, are going to broadcast a documentary called "The King in the Car park" on 4th of February 2013, by which time the results of the DNA should be in, and we will know either way if the skeleton is that of Richard III.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2013, 06:27:34 AM »
Channel 4, in the UK, are going to broadcast a documentary called "The King in the Car park" on 4th of February 2013, by which time the results of the DNA should be in, and we will know either way if the skeleton is that of Richard III.

I lost all hope of a proper historical treatment after some article reported that the skeleton had a possible hump.

If it's him, then it will be the real him, not the one of Shakespeare and Tudor propaganda. That means no withered arm, no uneven legs and no hump.

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2013, 06:32:28 AM »
Channel 4, in the UK, are going to broadcast a documentary called "The King in the Car park" on 4th of February 2013, by which time the results of the DNA should be in, and we will know either way if the skeleton is that of Richard III.

If it isn't him, it's going to be like Geraldo all over again...

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2013, 09:26:43 AM »
If it isn't him, it's going to be like Geraldo all over again...

Who is Geraldo? (I'm in the UK and need an explanation)

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 09:39:35 AM »
If it isn't him, it's going to be like Geraldo all over again...

Who is Geraldo? (I'm in the UK and need an explanation)

I'm in the UK too - Geraldo used to be on TV here as well.

He is a TV show host who once did a special live show where Al Capone's vault was opened.  It was really, really hyped up that exciting stuff would be found (riches, body parts...) - but there was nothing beyond a few dirty bottles.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_Al_Capone%27s_Vaults

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 10:26:21 AM »
Geraldo Rivera was an extremely annoying television reporter.   In the little town where I lived, there was a nasty incident when a freight train caught fire in a tunnel.  Geraldo was right there sticking a microphone into the faces of emergency personnel trying to get in and deal with the mess. Other reporters were there and allowed to stay but Geraldo had to be escorted from the site by the State Troopers.       

When the news world got sick and tired of him, He became a host of talk shows that focused on the sensational and lurid.  In the NYC area, he gained the nickname of 'Horrendo Revolver'.

Here in the US we've heard about the Richard III discovery. It's an interesting story and we look forward to more information.  I doubt that, if the remains really are those of Richard, there will be much official recognition of a reburial.  The Richard III Society will provide the hoop-la. 


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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 05:27:46 AM »
It's him!

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2013, 05:46:21 AM »
He will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral.

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2013, 09:19:38 AM »
We had he announcement here this morning.  It's good that the question is settled.

The discovery also means that we're likely to get the documentary in the US.  That would be neat to see.

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2013, 11:22:26 AM »
As a Yorkshire descendant, I agree with the WOOT!
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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 01:24:30 PM »
More details here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882 for those who are interested.

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2013, 01:26:51 PM »
One article I read said that his reign will now have to be reassessed.

Why? Why doe the presence of the body mean the entire reign is open for investigation?
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2013, 02:39:15 PM »
One article I read said that his reign will now have to be reassessed.

Why? Why doe the presence of the body mean the entire reign is open for investigation?

The historians are using the opportunity and interest to re-examine what really happened during his reign and what was propaganda.  For example, examination of the body shows his physical deformity was not as bad as was claimed.

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Re: Sun of York
« Reply #29 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.

I can't wait to see a documentary on this whole process of the discovery, excavation, testing and what comes next. I hope the History channel can find a spot for it in between the trashy staged reality shows that now pollute their lineup.

Actually, I hope it appears on PBS so I can trust the information and don't have to be assaulted with loud commercials for said trash reality commercials while it's on.