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The bones of 2,500 people under a Northamptonshire church….

“….The Holy Trinity Church in the small town of Rothwell [Northamptonshire] houses the corpses of 2,500 ancient men, women and children in a mysterious “hall of bones….”

I, um, hate the thought of being in a church with all those bones under it, but it is a mystery, all the same. Nothing would persuade me to go down to look, but if others go down and are able to work out the who, what, where, when and why, then I wish them well. These things do need to be explained, so it certainly doesn’t do for everyone to be as lily-livered as me.

Of course, those who do know everything, are the bones themselves…and they’re just not saying.

from Tokkaro.com

Now, on another tack entirely, go to the bottom of this article. This is where I start splitting hairs. Some dumbcluck at The Sun seems to think there were car parks in 1485! What else can I believe when he puts Richard’s burial site at Number 1 in a list of weird burial sites? Richard, he says, was found under a car park! Well, yes he was, but he wasn’t buried under one—the car park was built over his burial. Which is rather different.

Richard was interred at Greyfriars when it was still very much a place of worship, but it disappeared in the 16th century, thanks to Henry VIII. Richard’s resting place remained however, and was lost. Then the car park was built. The car park certainly wasn’t there in 1485, waiting for Richard to be placed beneath it! Nit-picking? Moi? Perish the thought.

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3 thoughts on “The bones of 2,500 people under a Northamptonshire church….

  1. blancsanglier on said:

    That comment “Richard lll was buried under a car park” really ticks me off!!! It’s as stupid as saying “the princes in the Tower were buried under the staircase” …….

    Can’t they engage their brain to realise that there were no cars in 1485 and how could the princes be buried under the staircase – 10 feet deep allegedly – without no one noticing or hearing stone floors being chipped away at! 🙄

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  2. Jill Blake on said:

    What would the fine amount to for unauthorized overnight stays!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Glenis Brindley on said:

    Idiotic comments, but then you did say it was from the Sun. I rest my case!

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