Monday, 16 June 2014

Richard III's Tomb

It looks like a plain pine box for King Richard III's Tomb in Leicester Cathedral. What an ignominious end for the monarch who gave Shakespeare his most hated villain and Sir Laurence Olivier one of his finest roles. Still, it's better than a car park. The Richard III Society envisaged an attractive limestone monument with an estimated cost of £30,000 (CLICK). The total cost for reburial in the new pine-box design, released today, is estimated at £2.5m (CLICK). That's inflation: quality goes down, price goes up.


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