Monday, February 4

Richard III Has Been Found

When I got home from work my mother informed me that they found the missing body of Richard III of England. Being a history nerd I had to know more! How amazing that they solved one of the mysteries of History!? Through DNA testing it is affirmed that it is him. At first I had my doubts...but when they checked out the skeleton and the deformed spine convinced me that it was him. Also the wounds on the back of his head convinced me also. Here's a couple links to articles I've read:

Do you see the spine? 

Now since they found the body, debates will explode. What do you think of Richard III? Was he a cold-blooded King or has the victor distorted this man's reputation? Personally? I'm not really sure...I believe he was just like anyone else...wanting power and the throne and the crown. Power meant EVERYTHING back then. I think he was a victim of his own greed and since he lost the throne to Henry Tudor, history will forever mark him as the "baddie". 



Blodeuedd said...

That is one twisted spine

Carole Rae said...

I know right!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

One coworker found they reconstructed his face, but I didn't know all this. :) Thanks! And yes, that is one twisted spine. WOw!

Carole Rae said...

I've seen that picture of the reconstruction. He wasn't a bad looking fellow. hahaha