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News to come about that urn….?

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“A breakthrough in the search for Richard III’s remains was the fact that Dr Ashdown-Hill, who is a genealogist as well as historian, had used DNA science to trace a descendant of the king – Mrs Joy Ibsen who lived in Canada.

“He is now using that DNA sequencing to dispel the centuries-old myths surrounding the fate of the Princes in the Tower. Are the ‘bones in the urn’ in Westminster Abbey really those of the young princes? Dr Ashdown-Hill tempted students with the news that new evidence could be revealed later in the year.”

How exciting! I do not know what the news might be, but it seems that Dr Ashdown-Hill has something intriguing up his capacious sleeve, or so he has hinted in a talk at Brentwood School. Has he discovered something that might, at last, lead to the identification of the bones in the urn in Westminster Abbey?

We can but wait!

 

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An extra shot but no mead, thankyou.

A mediaeval inn seems to have been discovered in Brentwood, by the Colchester Archaelogical Trust, whilst preparing to develop a new coffee shop. Then again, it could be older still:
http://www.brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk/news/14676782.Medieval_Inn_discovered_beneath_Brentwood_High_Street_during_Costa_Coffee_archeaological_dig/Brentwood

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