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(Telegraph)   Human remains found in a parking lot in Leicester, UK, have been confirmed as King Richard III, who was buried at the site in 1485   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 51
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2012-12-15 12:47:29 PM
25 votes:
♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫
2012-12-15 02:10:12 PM
22 votes:
Final insult: all the cars in the lot are Tudors.
2012-12-15 01:57:00 PM
14 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.



I don't think Camilla is that old.
2012-12-15 02:10:00 PM
12 votes:
I presume he'll get a proper burial at the same church as his family. But how will they transport him there? A hearse, a hearse, my kingdom for a hearse
2012-12-15 11:45:51 AM
11 votes:
And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.
2012-12-15 03:26:04 PM
10 votes:
Why did they have to remove him?Without a king, you just have a "par lot."
2012-12-15 02:36:48 PM
7 votes:
Sounds like the historians....

[removes glasses]

....were following a hunch.

[YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!]
2012-12-15 03:36:54 PM
6 votes:
www.thedawgpound.com
2012-12-15 01:42:21 PM
6 votes:
Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.
2012-12-15 02:09:53 PM
5 votes:
A space! A space! My kingdom for a space!
2012-12-15 12:55:02 PM
5 votes:

corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:



Huh. Never thought of that. Dave Matthews is a pretty damn talented songwriter though so I guess it is plausible.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫


lol awesome. I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!

hah,
2012-12-15 03:49:08 PM
3 votes:
In the name of My Most Royal Majesty, I knight thee. Arise, Sir Loin of Beef. Arise, Earl of Cloves. Arise, Duke of Brittingham. Arise, Baron of Munchausen. Arise, Essence of Myrrh, ... Milk of Magnesia, ... Quarter of Ten

www.codedread.com
2012-12-15 03:33:17 PM
3 votes:
Has he got shiat all over him?
2012-12-15 02:40:34 PM
3 votes:

MBK: Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
...


Hey, I don't think you wrote that...
2012-12-15 02:28:00 PM
3 votes:
i.ytimg.com

All that comes to mind is the horrors of the Richard III Ward inside the Royal Hospital for Clinical Overacting. 

A horse- A HOOOOORSE!!! myyyy, ... KINGDOM! for a hooorse.
2012-12-15 02:22:41 PM
3 votes:

iheartscotch: Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much


No, but he got a lot of free press from that guy in the theatre company.

Also, there was a sex tape.
2012-12-15 01:57:47 PM
3 votes:

corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:

"All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl..."


//but I have crazed theories on everything


Who knew Richard III was a Cylon?
2012-12-15 01:42:08 PM
3 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.


You have 30 minutes to move your King.

You have five minutes to move your King.

You have 30 minutes to move your cube.
2012-12-15 12:59:53 PM
3 votes:

rickythepenguin: corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:


Huh. Never thought of that. Dave Matthews is a pretty damn talented songwriter though so I guess it is plausible.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫

lol awesome. I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!

hah,


I... I think I hate you right now.
2012-12-15 03:35:14 PM
2 votes:

give me doughnuts: Has he got shiat all over him?


Of course not. He's a king!
2012-12-15 02:53:50 PM
2 votes:
/still looking for Jimmy Hoffa
2012-12-15 02:44:35 PM
2 votes:

cman: WHAR SNARK IS?


The Snark is a Boojum.

Anybody who has seen it has quietly and softly vanished away.
2012-12-15 12:40:18 PM
2 votes:
I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:

"All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl..."


//but I have crazed theories on everything
2012-12-15 09:59:42 PM
1 votes:

kmmontandon: Spiralmonkey:

......

It's kind of amusing to read letters by royalty and nobility at the time (especially during their youth), where they don't even use the same spelling for a person or place in different letters ... or even in the same letter. It was all about phonetics.


Indeed. Just ask William Shakspere Shakspear Shakespear Marlow Shakespeare.
Ni!
2012-12-15 09:48:35 PM
1 votes:

cptjeff: Gortex: Other than having taken leave of his sanity during most of his reign, George III isn't all that remarkable.

He got to be fairly well known because of the manner in which some of his subjects told him to go fark himself.


You may be thinking of Edward II there, mate. ;)
2012-12-15 09:37:11 PM
1 votes:

kmmontandon: dericwater: As for StUArts, they were not too popular.


IIRC, it was spelled "Stewart" frequently in contemporaneous documents.

Written English at the time - and before - had very little standardization in spelling, even when it came to proper names.


You do recall correctly. The name originally came from the political office held - the High Steward of Scotland. The family name became Stewart until Mary Queen of Scots who used the French spelling of Stuart while she lived in France, so the name became Stuart thereafter. The lack of standardised spelling didn't help much either, so both spellings were freely used.

/when I was a kid and asked my dad about this after seeing both names in school books he told me they'd changed the name because the rent collector was after them.
2012-12-15 07:27:41 PM
1 votes:
Now they found Prince Albert.

byemylife.com

/just took a phone call
2012-12-15 07:27:00 PM
1 votes:
Gortex: Or the entire Stewart dynasty? Or the Lord Protector?

Canute the Great drinks the Lord Protector's milkshake (while getting his feet wet).
2012-12-15 06:54:34 PM
1 votes:
FizixJunkee:


And some very famous Queens, too: Bloody Mary, Elizabeth I, and Victoria And Elton John.


FTFY
2012-12-15 06:10:30 PM
1 votes:

Sgygus: the most famous English kings; I'd go Henry VIII, George III, and Richard the Lionhearted

King Arthur ;)


King Arthur is right out. Mainly because of the uncertainty of his existence; but also, even if he existed, England wasn't really a country in the 5th or 6th century. Can you be king of England if England isn't a country yet?

/ besides, he was really the king of the Britons
2012-12-15 06:02:43 PM
1 votes:

Scipio: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

This. I mean really, no one thought to check the area for graves before putting a parking lot over the area? You'd think they would scan the area prior if they truly thought that this the area was where the Church of Grey Friars was located.


A history of the area.

This is not a case of a church being razed to install a car park.

From that page:

The tomb is presumed to have been demolished along with the Church following its dissolution after 1536.

[...]

The buildings fronting onto Grey Friars, Friar Lane, New Street, and St Martins surround an area that for over a century has been car parks, back yards, and a school yard, and were gardens for 300 years before that.


It's a case of 100 miles seeming a long distance to a Briton, while 100 years seems a long time to Americans.
2012-12-15 05:31:51 PM
1 votes:

corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:

"All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl..."


//but I have crazed theories on everything


mimg.ugo.com
"The music's in the frackin' parking lot!" 

/So say we all
2012-12-15 03:40:21 PM
1 votes:
Richard III's part in the death of the 2 Princes was contrived by Fox News
2012-12-15 03:36:00 PM
1 votes:
OtherLittleGuy: Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.


I don't think Camilla is that old.


Neigh, sir, she is not !

/// Bravo to you
2012-12-15 02:57:24 PM
1 votes:
Isn't this how Cockneys Vs Zombies started?
2012-12-15 02:51:44 PM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: Gyrfalcon: iheartscotch: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much

He had a whole play named after him! Jeez!

Yep; but, I imagine that you are well aware that the play is less than accurate in its portrayal of the titular character. :P


Yes, I know.

[rolls eyes]
[bangs head to knock them loose from top of skull]
2012-12-15 02:45:39 PM
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: jehovahs witness protection: And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.

You have 30 minutes to move your King.

You have five minutes to move your King.

You have 30 minutes to move your cube.


That's why I hate timed chess games.
2012-12-15 02:44:42 PM
1 votes:
Now that this mystery is solved can we finally get around to knowing who is buried in Grant's Tomb?
2012-12-15 02:43:11 PM
1 votes:

upload.wikimedia.org
Best Richard III ever!


Peter Cook is one of the all-time greats and he does a magnificent job as the burlesque Richard the III in Blackadder, Series one, "The Foretelling".

By the way, in case you don't know, Tom Baker, an early Dr. Who who later did the daft voice over for Little Britain, plays Captain Redbeard, the loony sea captain in another Blackadder. The small repertory company of great British comic comic actors is one of the reasons why the Britcom actor is one of the world's human and cultural treasures. A cameo by one of these few, these lucky few, is truly a gem.
2012-12-15 02:40:53 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
Um, there wasn't any......evidence as to who killed him, was there?
2012-12-15 02:39:55 PM
1 votes:
A Porsche! a Porsche! My kingdom for. a Porsche
2012-12-15 02:39:45 PM
1 votes:
HUZZAH
2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-15 02:33:31 PM
1 votes:

dalovindj: First all those dead kindergarteners and now this.


What you did there, I see it.
2012-12-15 02:27:34 PM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much


He is forever commemorated as a piece of rhyming slang.
2012-12-15 02:21:11 PM
1 votes:
I bet a Lancastrian did this.
2012-12-15 02:21:01 PM
1 votes:
Hety noufd Ring Kitchard the Thrid!
2012-12-15 02:18:29 PM
1 votes:

saintstryfe: Comic Book Guy: Did they find his shield? The inscription?

Alexandrea.


Alexandretta.

\FTFY
\\You're digging in the wrong place...
2012-12-15 02:10:56 PM
1 votes:
How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?
2012-12-15 02:07:57 PM
1 votes:
Did they find his shield? The inscription?
2012-12-15 12:54:35 PM
1 votes:
WHAR SNARK IS?
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-12-15 11:58:09 AM
1 votes:
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time
Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them;
Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun
And descant on mine own deformity:
And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,
By drunken prophecies, libels and dreams,
To set my brother Clarence and the king
In deadly hate the one against the other:
And if King Edward be as true and just
As I am subtle, false and treacherous,
This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,
About a prophecy, which says that 'G'
Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.
Dive, thoughts, down to my soul: here
Clarence comes.
 
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