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Posted By: GUEST,Pauline Lerner
29-Mar-15 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Richard III
Subject: RE: BS: Richard III
My source of info for the following is The Guardian UK, a very up-to-date, thorough, and liberal newspaper. DNA analysis has uncovered a problem with Richard III's heritage. It was discovered by analysis of mitochondrial DNA, which is maternally inherited, as well as nuclear DNA, which comes from both parents and is the kind usually analyzed. At some point in history before Richard III, the paternal line was changed, but the maternal line was not. One of the kings was cuckolded. After that, none of the kings was descended from the king at the top of the original paternal line.

A very large sum of money was spent to move the royal casket from the parking lot to the church, have a big burial ceremony, and reinter Richard III. The newspaper gave some good reasons why too much money was spent. (1) England is now in a state of fiscal austerity. (2) Richard III was not a nice guy. He had two nephews who had better rights to be king than he did, so he had them locked in the Tower of London and then killed. (3) There is a controversy over which church he should be buried in.

I'm glad that in my country we have no kings, just dirty politicians.