I’ve been lucky enough to be able to follow the exciting Richard III news on Goodreads; heaven knows American news has been doing diddly all with it, so the Ricardians and Plantagenet fans online were where I learned about the excitement, and where I’ve been kept apprised of happenings.
What news, you say? THIS news.
It’s so extraordinarily cool. Even if he really did have a deformed back, which Ricardians have been refuting for ages (see Josephine Tey’s Daughter of Time). Shakespeare’s depiction of him was so very very bad, I guess they felt they had to refute it point by point, but he actually had scoliosis. We may never know how much else is true or false (princes in the Tower, and all), but it’s such a stunning thing to know exactly how he died, to be able to see that spine.
O to be in England now that the facial reconstruction’s done!
- 6 things the discovery of Richard III’s remains isn’t going to do (nevillfeast.wordpress.com)
- England’s King Richard III found after 500 years – Reuters (reuters.com)
- In praise of … lost Richard III speech | Editorial (guardian.co.uk)
- Richard III’s Remains Found In Council Car Park (news.sky.com)
- Archaeologists unearth Richard III (blogs.nature.com)
- Where does skeleton revelation leave legend of Richard III? (cnn.com)
- Was Richard “Rubbished?” (blogs.loc.gov)
- Collection of links