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We recently had our own little controversy in Orange County at the beginning of winter about newly discovered bones of some apparent historical value, in which some commentary suggested that they be treated with something less than respect, leading to some contention and controversy. So it is indeed timely that we have another, bigger and brighter, “dug-up bones” story to report now: is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York? (You know, Richard III.)
If you haven’t been following this story and need a Tudor, you can find none better than the Manchester Guardian, which has been reconstructing all aspects of the story in great detail.
In that publication, you’ll find that Leicester (home of Bosworth Field) and York (home of the Plantagenets) are now engaged in a tug of war over the bones. But the really interesting news of the day is the release of a reconstruction showing the appearance of Richard III’s face!
This, of course, not it. Although the above did lead directly to this …
… which one of us older folks will be happy to explain if and as needed. At least now you have a good place to discuss it all. We can work it out. As for the bones: A hearse! A hearse!
P.S. Those continual Native American complaints about their burial grounds and remains recovered from them not being treated with respect seem a little less absurd today, eh what? (Go ahead, try to distinguish the situations, I dare you.)