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mary beard
Gt fun & a mystery solved that we've found Richard 3. But does it have any HISTORICAL significance? (Uni of Leics overpromoting itself?))
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Trax 4 Feb 13
sour grapes, why not over promote a great discovery?
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Sioned-Mair Richards 4 Feb 13
Oh Mary, that sounded a wee bit curmudgeonly re Leics Uni.
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Claudia Funder 4 Feb 13
Well they don't get this kind of chance v often so good on them I say... ESP given cuts to humanities and history.
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robbingham 4 Feb 13
Oh, let them have their moment in the sun.
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John Gallagher 4 Feb 13
I don't think it matters much, historically, but it's hard to blame Leicester for taking the chance to show off. Fair play.
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Lynne Clark 4 Feb 13
I am quite excited by it,but I couldn't tell you why!! and you can't blame the Uni of L for a bit of backslapping ;)
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Rosie 4 Feb 13
It's brilliant and fab for Leicester.
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Claire 4 Feb 13
it could be significant in that it allows us to re-evaluate evidence about Richard III's life?
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Sarah May 4 Feb 13
can't speak for History, but for archaeology the detail on the body and its treatment are really important
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Matthew Sweet 4 Feb 13
The press conference certainly had a not very sub subtext about its significance for research funding and tourism.
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Katie 4 Feb 13
Oh wow you really are bitter.
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Paula 4 Feb 13
well, they confirmed he didn't have a withered arm...
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Little Angelic Rose 4 Feb 13
I believe so, if only that maybe chroniclers were more accurate than we allow, sometimes at least.
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Sarah May 4 Feb 13
Further, the way in which the remains are reinterred will be an important part of how Britain uses and creates its history
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Michael Hyde 4 Feb 13
anything that gets politicians off of my telly is good in my books :-)
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mary beard 4 Feb 13
Hope not sour grapes... but the logos all over the place are a bit de trop, methinks. Great fun, but what's the History here.
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Marguerite de Bohun 4 Feb 13
Oh come on, don't be a killjoy. They've done a great job, and any other university would do the same.
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ntheowl 4 Feb 13
Hm. Does anything? It's part of our job to demonstrate they do, isn't it?
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Peter Mahood 4 Feb 13
But if it introduces a new audience and the next generation to the study of history, does it really matter?
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