Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Richard III Tomb

The Richard III Society, which was closely involved in the project to locate the remains of the lost king, has released this image of a 7ft-long, hand carved, limestone monument for King Richard III's Tomb, which is intended to be erected in Leicester Cathedral next year, when the king's remains are reinterred. The estimated cost is £30,000, which the society expects to raise through donations. Note the rose. Richard's death in battle on Bosworth Field ended the War of the Roses (CLICK). History shows Richard to have been a valiant knight and the last of our warrior kings, but Shakespeare portrayed him as a villainous hunchback, pandering to popular belief in those days that hunchbacks were the embodiment of evil.


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