Richard III's remains....

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04/02/2013 at 12:30
Don't tap the hump it might explode
04/02/2013 at 12:36

LOL.....

Anyway, how can they prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it's him?  I'm presuming they didn't have DNA screening when old Dickie was alive................!?!?!?

04/02/2013 at 12:36

There's a programme on the telly about it tonight 

 

04/02/2013 at 12:42
Wilkie wrote (see)

There's a programme on the telly about it tonight 

 

Oh good I was wondering when that would be on.

 

04/02/2013 at 12:50

Channel 4, I think - at nine o'clock.

04/02/2013 at 12:56

Thanks Wilkie!

David - what did you think the Tudors were? Something that goes in sandwiches with sweetcorn?

04/02/2013 at 13:01

I'm quite surprised that they only recovered two skeletons from the excavation though (Probably-Richard-III and one they think was an abbess) you'd think as it was the grounds of an abbey there would be more remains knocking around.

04/02/2013 at 13:06
 
Wilkie wrote (see)

There's a programme on the telly about it tonight 

 

I'm really looking forward to the facial reconstruction - be interesting to see how close it is to the portrait.

 

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 13:06
04/02/2013 at 13:07
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I always thought the plantagenets were a type of fruit that Carribean people used in their cooking.

No, you're thinking of those wooden things Flamenco dancers use 

04/02/2013 at 13:13
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

LOL.....

Anyway, how can they prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it's him?  I'm presuming they didn't have DNA screening when old Dickie was alive................!?!?!?

If they could find a relative of his, they could do it .......


They were able to get a DNA sample from a direct living descendant of Richard's sister, Anne of York.

Can't wait to see the programme tonight, the facial reconstruction will be very interesting.

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 13:15
04/02/2013 at 13:22

"my hearse, my hearse, my kingdom for a hearse"

 

04/02/2013 at 13:28

It can't be him, if he was King WTF was he doing on a car park?

04/02/2013 at 13:35

Correct me if I'm wrong but my guess is Windsor castle (no relation) has been there a while, when was it built anybody? so the flight path was probably no more than a dirt track then.

cougie    pirate
04/02/2013 at 13:45
04/02/2013 at 14:51

i love it when a plantaganet comes together..

04/02/2013 at 15:01

King Richard remains........

the dude abides.....

Any relation?

04/02/2013 at 16:38

The papers would have a field day with King Dick

04/02/2013 at 17:27

Hmmmm I'm still sceptical, it's a long time ago to be trawling back through ancestry which may, or may not, be accurate.

I shall however watch the programme with interest.

04/02/2013 at 19:13

Breaking: Ed Miliband calls for an independent, judge-led inquiry to determine how many more Monarchs lie underneath car parks.

04/02/2013 at 20:00
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

Hmmmm I'm still sceptical, it's a long time ago to be trawling back through ancestry which may, or may not, be accurate.

I shall however watch the programme with interest.

Leicester University is where DNA testing was developed. If you can trust anyone's results to be accurate it's theirs. And given that the chances are probably billions to one that all 3 important sources of DNA match who else could it possibly be?

There are plenty of things to be sceptical about -  but I don't think this is one of them, especially given all the other corroborative evidence.

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 20:02
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