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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:14 AM

I think this is kind of interesting: The descendent of Richard III who they used for

a DNA match- he's a direct descendent of Richard's sister, actually bears quite a strong resemblance to the famous portrait of Richard III. At least I think so.

Here's a link to the story and photo:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3644717.ece

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:16 AM

1. I find it fascinating too...Are they revealing results today?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:20 AM

2. The results have been revealed. Confirmed that the skeleton is Richard's remains

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:22 AM

3. Oh, wow... Guess I should have read the whole article. Fascinating!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:42 AM

4. Al Pacino has been "Looking For Richard" for years..Thank Gawd he's found...n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:01 PM

5. "...Mr. Ibsen's family tree...includes William Pitt..."

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:04 PM

6. I wonder if he could sue the Royal Family?

Get his stuff back.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:55 PM

7. Unlikely

In reality, it all comes down to the Act of Settlement of 1701, which restricts the crown to the descendants of Sophia of Hanover. But, even if it's a question of property, he's not a descendant of Richard III, but of his sister Anne - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_York,_Duchess_of_Exeter . She or her descendants weren't deprived of property; at the time of death of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III, she didn't have any male descendants, so they couldn't have inherited the throne then. Henry VII married Edward IV's daughter (Henry VIII was their son) to give his family a claim to the crown though both York and Lancaster.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:43 PM

12. I believe the Plantagenets also suffer a full Corruption of Blood as regards the Crown

From right after Richard's time.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:10 PM

8. I wish they'd do a facial reconstruction from the skull.

It's always fascinating to see historical figures as real people.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:39 PM

9. The facial reconstruction was done!



It looks a great deal like the paintings of Richard.




Check out the article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21328380



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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:42 PM

10. The York chin is unmistakable

Amazing

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:42 PM

11. This entire discover is fascinating. I am avid new reader and news hound.

It is stories like this that I most enjoy.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:43 PM

13. That's amazing. How interesting is THAT?! I don't think he looks like the King except around the

around the mouth area. Otherwise, I'd never say they look related at all.

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