Richard III’s Remains on View

Well, I have to say that I’m starting to side with those who believe King Richard III was wrongfully accused of having the Princes in the Tower (his nephews Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, the Duke of York) murdered after seizing the throne from them upon the death of their father King Edward IV.

The bones of this much maligned king of England were discovered under a car park in Leicester in 2012 and are now finally on display at a specially built visitor centre at the discovery site.

London (AFP) – The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England.

The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of Leicester.

Around a hundred visitors were on hand to watch city mayor Peter Soulsby cut the ribbon on the £4 million ($6.8 million, 5 million euro) new visitor centre at the discovery site.

Early arrivals at the building, in an abandoned school close to Richard’s grave, were able to examine a replica of his skeleton made using a 3D printer.

One floor guides visitors through the epic story of the king’s life and brutal death in the 1485 Battle of Bosworth that ended the War of the Roses, the 32-year conflict between two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet.

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