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History in the News- Richard III

I love it when history comes up in the news; a reminder that the past is never far away. Recently, as you may have heard, an intrepid group of archeologists went looking for the lost bones of Richard III. They turned out to be located under a car park (that's parking lot, for you Americans)- which is right where they were expected to be! More details can be found here.

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