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   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

15 Dec 2012 02:05 PM   |   16684 clicks   |   Telegraph
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jehovahs witness protection     
And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.

15 Dec 2012 11:45 AM
MBK    [TotalFark]  
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.

15 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
corq    [TotalFark]  
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

15 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫

15 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
cman    [TotalFark]  
WHAR SNARK IS?

15 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
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,

15 Dec 2012 12:55 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  

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.

15 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
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.

15 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.

15 Dec 2012 01:42 PM
kmmontandon     

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



I don't think Camilla is that old.

15 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
Nogrhi    [TotalFark]  

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?

15 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
Finally, closure for Shakespeare.

15 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
Comic Book Guy     
Did they find his shield? The inscription?

15 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
skankboy     
Damn! I must have missed the orignal article on this.

15 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
Pants full of macaroni!!     
A space! A space! My kingdom for a space!

15 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
Seth'n'Spectrum     

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


Goddamitsomuch.

15 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
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

15 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
TheOther     
Final insult: all the cars in the lot are Tudors.

15 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
saintstryfe     

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


Alexandrea.

15 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
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?

15 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
dalovindj     
First all those dead kindergarteners and now this.

15 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
raptusregaliter     
Article jumps the gun a little. I'll wait for official news.

15 Dec 2012 02:15 PM
Mega Steve     
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

As opposed to all the dogs and cats that were British Royalty

15 Dec 2012 02:16 PM
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

15 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
LZeitgeist     

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

Alexandrea.


Alexandretta.

\FTFY
\\You're digging in the wrong place...

15 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
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.

15 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
nucular bum     
Hety noufd Ring Kitchard the Thrid!

15 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
had98c     
I bet a Lancastrian did this.

15 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
Thurston Howell     

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.

15 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
cygnusx13     

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


Yes, and next to Henry VIII and George III he's probably the most recognized (over here anyway)

15 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
Do you know the way to Mordor     
I find Richard the Thirds in my toilet every day

15 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  

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.

15 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
Oznog     
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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.

15 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
bugmn99     
Was he the one that betrayed Winterfell?

15 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
Rex_Banner     

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

Alexandrea.

Alexandretta.

\FTFY
\\You're digging in the wrong place...


X marks the spot

15 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  
A parking lot? They must have hated him.

Alas, it was inevitable.

15 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
Robigus     

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


Goddamnit! Why am I laughing so much at this?

15 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
Sum Dum Gai     
Man, I have to pay extra to park on the bones of kings.

15 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
MFAWG     

dalovindj: First all those dead kindergarteners and now this.


What you did there, I see it.

15 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
NephilimNexus     
A parking lot you say? So much for Britain revering history.

15 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
WhippingBoy     

rickythepenguin: I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!


Holy shiat. I owe my buddy $50.

15 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
d23    [TotalFark]  
How did they know? Does he have a hump on his back?

15 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend     
Sounds like the historians....

[removes glasses]

....were following a hunch.

[YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!]

15 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Amos Quito     

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



You...

15 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
iheartscotch     

Thurston Howell: 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.


I always thought that the play was really the reason Richard III stayed in the public mind.

Granted, he probably had the rightful king and his brother murdered in the Tower of London; but, that's not exactly the first time something like that happened.

/ it was always about the hump with Richard III; I know he really didn't have the hump

15 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
Snowflake Tubbybottom     
Farking Peter Noon.

15 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
pjc51     

15 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
jigger     
HUZZAH
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15 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
Man On Pink Corner    [TotalFark]  
A Porsche! a Porsche! My kingdom for. a Porsche

15 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
iheartscotch     

cygnusx13: 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

Yes, and next to Henry VIII and George III he's probably the most recognized (over here anyway)


I don't know; if I had to list the most famous English kings; I'd go Henry VIII, George III, and Richard the Lionhearted

15 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
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