Friday, September 21, 2012

Where to (re)bury Richard III?
Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.
I never get tired of that line. It's even easy to type, on top of being easy to say.
Now that everyone thinks they've found Richard's body--curved spine, traumatic head injury, lying under an old church--the debate begins about where to re-bury him. Can't put him back where they got him, because it's now under a "car park."
Mind you, the DNA report is not in yet, but everybody seems quite convinced that it's Richard.
Here's what I take from this article: 1) There are still people around in England who are blood descendants of Richard III. 2) Only in England could you get 4 experts to comment on the issue of where someone who died in 1485 should be re-buried. And comment very passionately: York Minster! No! Leicester! No! Westminster Abbey!
One expert comes up with a solution: Ask the Queen. "The final decision sits with the Royal Household."
The British: people different from us.

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