Dead men may tell tales after all
Skeletal remains more than five centuries old. A legendary Shakespearean villain accused of killing his young nephews for the throne. And a rare opportunity to re-write history from a nondescript parking spot in England.
- First a great read on the discovery, and a little history about England's King Richard III, who ruled between 1483 to 1485.
- Shortly after the discovery of the bones in September 2012, the Twitter account @HMRichardIII was born.
- Making reference to Shakespeare and legendary evil acts became a favorite pasttime.
- He left the scene two days after the discovery but on February 4th...
- Soon, others joined in.
- Scientists revealed many new details, including the fact that the king was not in fact "hunchbacked" with a "withered arm" as Shakespeare had portrayed him. They also revealed evidence pointing to a violent death including eight wounds to the head and at least one "knife wound to the buttocks."
- (Exeunt = stage direction to specify all characters leave the stage.)
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