Monday, March 23, 2015

John Ronald Reuel frames Richard III

1. The Fellowship of the Ring

Mitochondrial DNA is a ring, uniting Richard III and living descendants:
"The coffin, which was seen in public for the first time during the procession, was made by the king’s 16th great-nephew, a Canadian cabinet-maker called Michael Ibsen, who descended from Richard’s older sister, Anne of York, and whose DNA helped identify the remains."
2. The Two Towers

Leicester Cathedral and York Minster, both in contention for the reburial.

3. The Return of the King

Channel 4 already grabbed that one.


J. R. R. Tolkien - always there when you need him.