Mac & Mac's Pick: King Richard III

By WEEK Producer

Mac & Mac's Pick: King Richard III

February 5, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM CDT

LONDON -- In London on Tuesday, researchers unveiled a bust of what King Richard III likely looked like.

If you haven't been following this, here is the short version. British researchers have identified a skeleton found under a church parking lot as that of King Richard III.

Richard died 500 years ago in the battle of Bosworth. He was the last Plantagenet king, and the last to die in battle. Richard has been painted as a tyrant over the years but history is written by the victors and Richard definitely lost.

Now that the remains have been identified, what to do with them? They could be kept in Westminster Abbey or Leicester Cathedral, but that's church of England and Richard was Catholic.

Meanwhile, the Society of Friends of Richard III, which is based in York, has called for the body to be taken to York Minster. Although some say if Richard was as bad as everybody said he was, he should be returned to the parking lot.

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