We should be consider ourselves very fortunate to witness such history.
Finally, we should thank Philippa Langley, who was the unlikeliest person in the world perhaps to discover the exact location of Richard III's bones in that Leicester car park.
|Philippa Langley with the reconstruction of King Richard's head|
But she was the one who discovered it. Like that wonderful line in The Imitation Game: "Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."
I remember watching the documentary The King in the Car Park, and the archaeologists from Leicester University all treated her as if she was a lunatic. They were very dismissive of her. For example, when they found bones in the exact spot where she told them to dig, they didn't believe it could be King Richard's bones! They started digging in other spots!
It was only later that they paid closer attention to the bones in the first spot and realized what they had found. Amazing.
Philippa Langley was the woman who told them where to dig, and without her, Richard may have been lost for much longer.
David B. Schajer
Benedict Cumberbatch as William Shakespeare
Looking for Richard - The Richard III Society
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