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Nice puzzle, Colin! Thanks!
Hi, gemstone. That investigation is still ongoing; nothing conclusive yet, though some English historians are raising a fuss about it already. It's probably a "I'm a more prestigious authority than the rest of the rabble" situation. Coincidentally, it was reported in today's edition of "The Guardian" (I get it daily by email, so I can stay up to date with news, trends opinions etc. in the UK).From contemporary accounts, his only physical difference from thee and me was that his left shoulder was higher than his right. He was also a small man with "a hard face".He was a bad boy, for sure - devious, even machiavellian, and very quick and clever - but nothing like as murderous and ugly as Shakespeare would have us believe :).
I saw an e-mail a few months ago where construction may have uncovered the bones of Richard and his wife and authorities are presently testing DNA...this might tell if Shakespeare was correct or not.
I'm not sure where that "of" in the title came from! She was Anne Neville.
I think we can blame that on Shakespeare, lauralyn. It was he who gave R III a hunch, a limp and a withered arm. He wasn't too prepossessing anyway, truth be told! He was the last English king to die in battle, I believe.
That is a beautiful stained glass window! Since history is written by the winners, I have always felt that Richard III got a poor re-write. Thank you for the post.