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To think that if this daft woman on the telly could 'feel' that she was standing on Richard III's grave...

(132 Posts)
IAmLouisWalsh Mon 04-Feb-13 21:13:16

Then they should have just dug under her feet?

I'd have dropped her in the hole once I'd got him out

carabos Mon 04-Feb-13 22:13:18

It's riveting though isn't it? Agree she (and a lot of the other "richardians") are a bit lunatic fringe, but they are harmless and it's a stunningly important discovery.

Agree about the academics chewing their cheeks to stop snorting with laughter though grin.

Ooh yes Jamie, I was thinking about Bones at that point too and hoping that David Boreanaz would replace Stupid Death.

RedPencils Mon 04-Feb-13 22:15:08

What's the big deal about his spine? Why are they so up in arms about it?

manicbmc Mon 04-Feb-13 22:15:18

She is a little bit 'full on'. hmm

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:17:36


I think it is because the richard rehabilitators were very wedded to the idea that his deformity was made up, in order to slander him.

Hopefully Mon 04-Feb-13 22:17:43

They really needed to involve her less to make this a good documentary.

SuzysZoo Mon 04-Feb-13 22:17:58

I thought she was going to crawl into the grave with him at the start! i am stunned people (richardians) are so bothered about it. It's interesting, but who cares really if he was/wasn't bad etc!?

Can't wait to see the reconstructed face!

Oh yes, yes, me too, she is majorly getting on my tits.

But fair play to her an' all that <<grudgingly>>

It takes mildly obsessive personalities to see something like this through. I'd be too lazy easily distracted grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:18:45

How do the facial reconstructore know how much muscle and fat someone has on their face? Surely it varies?

I'm not sure. Re the fat, I guess they'd account for their diet at the time (marine fish as we now know!). No idea about the muscles though - would they not just follow the lines of the scull? <clueless emoticon>

and lifestyle...busy king fighting lots and burning a lot of calories!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:23:34

Spose so!

DH has said, that conveniently next to the car park is a disused school. Visitor centre to go there? Jorvik centre-ish, smells and all that.

Every muscle attaches to the bones, the strength of the muscle (which indicates the size if the muscle) can be estimated by how 'distinct' the attachment points are - i.e. how much the muscle pulled on the bone when it as being used. The fat on top is probably pretty evenly spread.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:24:38

Thankyou Whereyouleftit

Bet osteolady felt a bit embarrassed about making a bloody great hole with her pickaxe

Ah, that sounds a lot more scientific Whereyou grin

TomArchersSausage Mon 04-Feb-13 22:26:59

She was right but.... crying? confused

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:30:24

JamieandtheMagicTorch - Leicester Council has already bought that building. £850k IIRC... It'll be the new visitor centre, and it's handy for the cathedral also.

FriendofDorothy Mon 04-Feb-13 22:30:51

Richard III woman is just bonkers. The flag thing really made me giggle and I so can imagine this being a Victoria Wood take-off!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:31:01

Actually, i can see that it would be moving to see a skelton, full stop, let alone one of someone you'd researched so exhaustively. We are a bit removed cos we see fake skeltons all the time on telly. Must be different in reality

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:31:21


TomArchersSausage Mon 04-Feb-13 22:32:50

Stabbed in the arse? <stupid deaths>

SuzysZoo Mon 04-Feb-13 22:34:30

She doesn't look too impressed TBH! (at the head)

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:11

It is amzing really. Amazing to have found exactly what they were looking for

"He doesn't look like a tyrant."

Umm - there's a 'look'?

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