The 14 authors of the well-known college textbook, Modern Western Civ: From Richard III To Little Richard, are -- to judge by all the interest shown on the excitable Internet -- not the only ones who are intrigued by the news that bones found near Leicester (and Bosworth Field) have been DNA-identified as positively belonging to Richard III. Thank god dem royal dry bones were lying under a parking lot, and not under one of the many mosques that could well have been built, in the last decade or two, on top of the grave, for had that happened, there would have been no retrieving of the ricardian remains. For Muslims would never have allowed it, and the abashed British investigators would not have dared to suggest a dig, as they would have, with the same hunches, in the case of a church, a synagogue, a Hindu temple. And we all know why.
Posted on 02/04/2013 9:01 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald