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Subject: Richard III's Funeral
Date Posted: 3/28/2015 8:58 AM ET
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This is cool! I remember we were all abuzz here when his remains were discovered a few years ago.

 

http://royalista.com/94326/king-richard-iiis-funeral-procession-in-leicester/

Date Posted: 3/29/2015 8:08 PM ET
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Did you see that Benedict Cumberbatch (the actor) is the 2nd cousin 16 times removed of Richard III?  He read a poem at the interment of the bones.

I love the English!  I have no idea who my relatives were 500 years ago.

Date Posted: 3/29/2015 9:04 PM ET
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Very cool indeed!  Poor Richard. I'm glad he's finally received the respectful burial of a king.  

Date Posted: 3/30/2015 8:22 PM ET
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Thank you so much for posting this, Colleen! I would have missed it entirely if you hadn't.

Kelly