Richard III: Overtime Parking

Richard III: Overtime Parking

Richard Plantagenet of the House of York, better-known as King Richard III, was discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England, where he has been since 1485. He was quite dead, so authorities made no attempt to collect 500-years-worth of parking fees.


“Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III,”  John F. Burns, New York Times

“Archaeologists unearth Richard III,” Geoffrey Brumfiel, Nature Newsblog

“Verdict issued on skeleton found under parking lot: It’s King Richard III,” Alan Boyle, NBC News

“The Humiliation of Richard III,” Amy Davidson, The New Yorker blog

“Richard Crookback,” Sarah Knight and Mary Ann Lund, Times Literary Supplement 

“Richard III Mania: Understanding a Kingly Obsession,” A.R. Williams, National Geographic News

“England Buried King Richard III Under a Parking Lot; Digs Him Up Like ‘Our Bad,’” Caity Weaver, Gawker


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