Secrets: Richard III

Secrets: Richard III

I just watched Secrets: Richard III on Netflix. I remember reading about this a while back, how they found his remains under a car park in Leicester… but I didn’t realize that the initial dig was actually conceived and sponsored by the Richard III Society.

The most startling thing was that he was buried under a parking slot with the letter R painted on it, and that they started their very first trench there, actually unearthing a set of human leg bones the first day of the dig. They then went on, doing several more trenches to determine where the King would have been buried, only to find that it was back in trench one… and subsequent evidence showed they had found him the first day. A very odd, spooky, almost Time lord influenced coincidence,  that.

Somehow I almost imagine Matt Smith popping into view wearing a Fez, carrying a mop and tucking a can of spray paint ineptly into his back pocket, sauntering up to the dig site to move the markers and disappearing in a flash of light while no one is looking.

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