Richard III

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by geoff501, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    I think his real last words were "Ow!"
    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  2. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

  3. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Tesco's have said they could have been helpful to his Majesty - if only they knew it was a kingdom for a horse!
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    If that DNA test is positive they will ding the poor bastard for 500+ years of outstanding parking fees!
    will it be classed as undercover parking?
     
  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    will it be classed as undercover parking?

    Hell, if he was laid perpendicular they may charge him for two parking spaces! :D
     
  6. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Wasn't Brian Blessed playing "Richard IV" in Black Adder? With Peter Cook as Richard III.

    A bit late on that - several decades too late, actually! :D

    The REAL Richard!

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  7. PZULBA

    PZULBA Member

    Now to the serious bit, The Funeral - surely as a King Of England he's entitled to a 'State Funeral'

    My suggestion (in common with others) is for YORK Minster on Yorkshire Day August 1st - this should of course be a major state event and a PUBLIC HOLIDAY

    PZULBA - Out of Africa (Retired and living in Yorkshire!!!)
     
  8. muggins

    muggins Member

    A hearse, a hearse, my kingdom for a hearse.
     
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  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    With a spine like that he must have had a pretty much rotten life. As for military performance I don't think much should be expected of him.
     
  10. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Social Services car park! Wonder what they are making of the Princes in the Tower.
     
  11. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    With a spine like that he must have had a pretty much rotten life. As for military performance I don't think much should be expected of him.

    That spine at least qualified him for a Handicapped Parking spot and thank god or that would be an additional fine, x 500 years.
     
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    A Spitfire,a Spitfire my Kingdom for a Spitfire
     
  13. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Wow, he looks like Kiera Knightley!!! :lol:
     
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The Channel4 prog was rather interesting.
    I let my boys stay up to watch all of it.
    They should've been in bed on a school day at that time but thought they ought to see it.
    It helped that the presenter was a chap of Horrible Histories.
     
  15. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Despite the spinal curvature, he seems to have had a very good reputation as a soldier. Military history is full of cases of men who fought and led well despite missing limbs, eyes, and other handicaps: Carton de Wiart, Gouraud, Kutuzov, John B. Hood, Nelson, etc.
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    That spine at least qualified him for a Handicapped Parking spot and thank god or that would be an additional fine, x 500 years.

    That reminds me of the Woody Allen film 'Sleeper'. Allen plays a man who wakes up after being cryogenically frozen for 200 years and immediately recounts that he left his car parked on a meter.:lol:
     
  17. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  18. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    "I love it when a Plan-tagenet comes together"
     
  19. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    "Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the skeleton matches that of a descendant of Richard III's family."

    Surely the DNA only proves that the skeleton and persons currently living share the same lineage. So how does the DNA confirm that it is actually R III?
     
  20. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Let's put it in another way. How many persons sharing the lineage of R.III have been buried under a car park?
     

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