Monday, February 04, 2013
this IS Richard III
How exciting! Breaking news on The Guardian's website is that the skeleton disinterred in Leicester really is Richard III - not looking quite so much like a bottled spider.
Being both a history and a Shakespeare nut I think this is absolutely amazing. And look at that spine - how uncomfortable! And imagine trying to get armour to fit... Both arms look normal though so not much evidence for the withered hand.
And I love the para further down that reveals that the Richard III Society doesn't have anything to do with the Tudors but do meet the Stuarts from time to time. Nothing like a 500 year grudge...
This has cheered me up no end - a nice distraction from the election disaster that looms 7 months hence.