Another quick thought:

DSCN1394 - Version 3Much excitement (front page news in the Vancouver Sun Section B) today and yesterday (BBC World News) about the confirmation that the bones found under the Leicester car park are those of Richard III. As a teenager, I really enjoyed Margaret Campbell Barnes’ The King’s Bed about a supposed bastard son of the king. I also enjoyed Josephine Tey’s Daughter of Time. The latter work is still in print.

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  1. Al says:

    But the bones undermine Josephine Tey’s Daughter of Time if I am right, at least from the CBC report as it bought into the theory that Richard III was deformed. Are you convinced that the images of the spine, which in its burial position was curved, proved that he had a hunchback? See also this in The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/04/richard-iii-scientists-playing-media-gallery

    • Thanks for the link to The Guardian article, which was very interesting and to the point when it came to the way that academic researchers are feeling pressured to “perform.” Yes, one does wonder what would happen if the bones had been of some poor peasant. I’m leaving the discussion of the whether the bones are curved because Richard III was definitely “Crookback” to the forensic pathologists

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