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Huh. It's going to be January before we know whether they're Richard III's bones.

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LadyDamerel Mon 19-Nov-12 21:14:02

Just spotted this on the BBC website.

I think it's about time they borrowed some of those super-fast scanners and testing thingummies from CSI and put us out of our misery!

And in other news, there's a big list on the Richard III society website of various Richard III fictions, most of which are on Amazon or eBay (you'll need to click on the yellow Richard III tab on the left, then on Ricardian fiction to see the list).

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 27-Apr-14 20:14:57

Did everyone but me know how short the Battle of Boswirth was?

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 22-Apr-14 22:24:27

Just seen this - thanks for the rec doctrine!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 20-Apr-14 20:37:40

Hello all

The Last Days of Richard III: The Book that inspired the dig is £2.49 on kindle today.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 06-Mar-13 23:43:34


FryOneFatManic Wed 06-Mar-13 10:06:54

I have just discovered that a senior archaeologist from the University of Leicester hosted an assembly at DS's primary school back on 8 Feb, all about the discovery of the bones and all the work done.

No wonder my DS seemed so knowledgeable about it. I thought he'd been paying attention to the news on tv for once! grin

Saw pics online and the senior archaeologist (a professor) is also a mum to at least 2 DCs at the school. DCs in a different class so haven't spoken with her before, but I do recognise her from the playground.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Tue 26-Feb-13 19:43:53

Finally watched this off the Humax. Dr Jo Appleby came across really well and managed to suppress her incredulity at Philippa, for the most part.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 07-Feb-13 21:55:19

He is staying in Leicester

Greensleeves Mon 04-Feb-13 22:03:35

daft mare

meditrina Mon 04-Feb-13 22:01:27

They're on to the Tudor revisionism now, and the massive exaggeration of small flaws.

Presumably facial reconstruction is the next segment.

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 04-Feb-13 21:57:38

I wish they'd stop saying 'infamous'! It really bothers me! closet Ricardian

TheDailyWail Mon 04-Feb-13 21:39:04

I am loving this!

meditrina Mon 04-Feb-13 21:34:57

I see the post with which LadyDamerel began this thread included a link to the Richard III society. It is just amazing how Langley and her "bonkers project" are coming across.

It's incredible that they made a major find in the first exploratory trench.

LiviaAugusta Mon 04-Feb-13 21:29:47

Can't wait for the facial reconstruction! This is brilliant, Simon Farnaby makes it even better if at all possible too!

AnyaKnowIt Mon 04-Feb-13 21:06:57

Thats where I know him from HH

meditrina Mon 04-Feb-13 21:05:40

I think this is the first time I've seen Simon Farnaby doing anything other than HH.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 04-Feb-13 21:01:42

Ooh Its on grin

happybirthdayHiggs Mon 04-Feb-13 20:52:01

Evening All,
10 mins to go - so excited.
I was stuck in court on Jury service today so I missed all the excitement.

meditrina Mon 04-Feb-13 20:41:32

Facial reconstruction? Wow! Looking forward to this.

KatieScarlett2833 Mon 04-Feb-13 19:58:12

Wonder how close the recon is to the portrait pics (drums fingers) smile

LeeCoakley Mon 04-Feb-13 18:34:34

Absolutely greenhill, that's what I'll be looking forward to the most.

greenhill Mon 04-Feb-13 18:32:02

The best thing about the programme tonight will be the facial reconstruction. They didn't show that this morning.

KatieScarlett2833 Mon 04-Feb-13 18:04:11

Can't wait to see the programme tonight even though we know the result

LiviaAugusta Mon 04-Feb-13 15:51:00

Just finished work and seen the news, I'm getting quite teary too, so glad it was him.

Mirage Mon 04-Feb-13 12:42:56

Hurrah! I was weeding someone's garden this morning and was hoping it'd be on R4,but no mention,so found Radio Leicester on my phone and listened.I confess to getting a bit teary when I heard the news,poor old King,all those years under an inner city car park.

I rang my mum when I got home,she was all emotional about it all,she is a big Ricardian and was thrilled to bits.It is definitely excellent news for Leicester,there is a lot of history there but it has always been overlooked.

carbalanche Mon 04-Feb-13 12:36:04

I loved the reactions of everyone on the panel. All those lovely but reserved hugs and not a high-five in sight! Kudos to Leicester University - always good to remind everyone that there are centres of academic excellence throughout the UK.

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