Boning up on British history

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From The Guardian: “Richard III archaeologists to return to Leicester site in search of lost knight”.

This time the team is applying to the Home Office for an exhumation licence for a lead-lined stone sarcophagus, which they believe holds the undisturbed remains of Sir William Moton, believed to have been buried at Grey Friars in 1362.
The original dig was funded by the Richard III Society, but the next phase will be paid for by the university and city council, which is predicting a tourism bonanza from the discovery.

My rule of thumb: When British people are doing something ghoulish because they predict a “tourism bonanza”, look around for a blue police box.