Richard III is thought to be much traduced by Shakespeare in his play, Richard III; a medieval form of political spin?
Richard's the III's remains were believed to have been buried in Greyfriars Abbey, Leicester. Over time, the Abbey disappeared. Five hundred years after his death in battle, remains were found under a Leicester City car park, which is in a place where Greyfriars was believed to have stood. It has now been scientifically confirmed - 4th February 2013 - that the mortal remains are irrefutably those of King Richard III.
|Richard III-Society Of Antiquaries London.|
Of course, there has been a lot of discussion and analysis of this medieval find. The BBC website was buzzing with interest in it. One guy asks;
Question..... Why did they bury him under a car park?
Answer ...... It was very common in Richard's time for losers in Battle to be buried in Car parks
Don't forget cars were a symbol of power in those days