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.

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  1. First a great read on the discovery, and a little history about England's King Richard III, who ruled between 1483 to 1485. 
  2. Shortly after the discovery of the bones in September 2012, the Twitter account @HMRichardIII was born.
  3. Making reference to Shakespeare and legendary evil acts became a favorite pasttime.
  4. He left the scene two days after the discovery but on February 4th...
  5. Soon, others joined in.
  6. 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."
  7. (Exeunt = stage direction to specify all characters leave the stage.)