Posts Tagged ‘Plantagenets’

Richard III’s Parking Lot

December 26, 2017

Richard III's Parking Lot

In 2013, Richard Plantagenet of the House of York, better-known as King Richard III, was discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England, where he had been since 1485. He was quite dead, so authorities made no attempt to collect 500-years-worth of parking fees.

The scruffy lot, site of Greyfriar’s monastery when Richard III entered long-term parking, was recently declared a national historic site. It’s convenient to the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which notes: “Despite King Richard III being known as the car park king, there is no parking available at the Visitor Centre.” Park at ye olde Holiday Inn or the Highcross Shopping Centre.

More:

“Leicester car park where Richard III was buried given protected status,” Maev Kennedy, The Guardian

“English Car Park Where Remains Of Richard III Were Found Declared A Monument,” Scott Neuman, NPR

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Richard III: Overtime Parking

February 5, 2013

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.

More:

“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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