War of the Roses: Part Deux
9:31 AM, Aug 18, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Richard III, last of the Plantagenet monarchs, was KIA in the Battle of Bosworth Field. That would have been 528 years ago, come Thursday, August 22. The King is famous for providing Shakespeare with the line "A horse, a horse. My kingdom for a horse." And if you haven't heard Al Pacino deliver it, in the film, Looking for Richard, then you really must.
The King's body was, evidently, buried in haste and only recently unearthed. And the fight has been resumed. Only now, the weapons are legal briefs rather than broadswords. As Sam Jones reports in the Guardian:
The judge may desire that things be handled in a dignified manner but this is unlikely since, as he observed in his ruling:
Well, as an American writer famously put it:
"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
War of the Roses, Part Deux? Bring it on.
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