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    Richard III's ghost won't be haunting any more parking lots

    Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer ... yeah right ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/world/...ent/index.html
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    That's kinda cool...

    Only took 500 years to turn a battleground into a parking lot....

    Makes you wonder what will become of your current residence in 500 years....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyped View Post
    That's kinda cool...

    Only took 500 years to turn a battleground into a parking lot....

    Makes you wonder what will become of your current residence in 500 years....
    It will probably be under water or on fire, same as every other residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyped View Post
    That's kinda cool...

    Only took 500 years to turn a battleground into a parking lot....

    Makes you wonder what will become of your current residence in 500 years....
    AFAIK the battleground - Bosworth Field - actually still exists, fairly intact (Gettysburg - to this point - intact level), and apparently posing some problems for battlefield historians (physical terrain and historical accounts do not seem to match up completely, at least not at first reading).

    The parking lot was the location of Greyfriars - the monastery of the Fransiscan monastery in Leicester - where he was burried in the monastery chapel/church after having been put in display to the populace. Nobody knew for certain what had happened with the remains after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. As it turns out now, it remained buried where it had been before, or was reburried in the monastery's cemetery at some point.


    That said, yes, it is interesting to think what might be at the location of one's home in 500 years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchBird View Post
    AFAIK the battleground - Bosworth Field - actually still exists, fairly intact (Gettysburg - to this point - intact level), and apparently posing some problems for battlefield historians (physical terrain and historical accounts do not seem to match up completely, at least not at first reading).

    The parking lot was the location of Greyfriars - the monastery of the Fransiscan monastery in Leicester - where he was burried in the monastery chapel/church after having been put in display to the populace. Nobody knew for certain what had happened with the remains after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. As it turns out now, it remained buried where it had been before, or was reburried in the monastery's cemetery at some point.


    That said, yes, it is interesting to think what might be at the location of one's home in 500 years...

    Cool...so it was a monastery instead of a battle ground...yep...still cool anyhow..thanks for sharing.
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    Pretty neat. THE Richard III.

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    What do you all think about this society that found him trying to "re-image" his legacy? He is generally held as a tyrant, a child-torturer (put his nephews in the Tower of London so they could die and not challenge his throne)...These guys are saying that is really the work of the Tudors (I think) rewriting history...?

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    Anybody have him in the Death Pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErkTheJerk View Post
    Anybody have him in the Death Pool?
    Henry VII did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duck View Post
    What do you all think about this society that found him trying to "re-image" his legacy? He is generally held as a tyrant, a child-torturer (put his nephews in the Tower of London so they could die and not challenge his throne)...These guys are saying that is really the work of the Tudors (I think) rewriting history...?
    And this society is probably right (or more correct than what is commonly believed) - also considering Henry Tudor's own track record, and the fact that his physical deformation in those times was often believed to be a mark of him by definition being bad/evil. The Tudor's had every interest imaginable to make him look as bad as possible (considering they were the usurpers of the throne, simply judging by last name).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchBird View Post
    And this society is probably right (or more correct than what is commonly believed) - also considering Henry Tudor's own track record, and the fact that his physical deformation in those times was often believed to be a mark of him by definition being bad/evil. The Tudor's had every interest imaginable to make him look as bad as possible (considering they were the usurpers of the throne, simply judging by last name).
    I'm not sure Richard III reigned long enough for any opinion about his leadership to be well-founded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    Cool stuff
    People say that about threads I start a lot. Doesn't help in the POTM voting, however. ;)
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