Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Richard III, Who's Your Daddy?

Proving once again that history is way more interesting than the Kardashians, we now know that the skeleton found under the parking lot in Leicester is--or rather was--indeed Richard III. Not only that, we know that somebody in Richard III's family tree was a bit naughty...

See, Richard III's maternal DNA is exactly as expected. Totally boring. Yep, his mum was totally Cecily Neville. They checked. But his dad's DNA was NOT what we expected, meaning Richard--or his father, or some other male relative further up the family tree--was born on the wrong side of the blanket, as Shakespeare would say. A cuckold. Meaning that TV shows based on the English royal family aren't too far off when they show everyone having a wild good time together regardless of marital status.

I tried to find a nice way to say it.

So, Cecily, or one of Richard, Duke of York's paternal ancestors had a little more fun than the Catholic church wanted them to have, and that means that there was a break in the royal line, which means that SOMEBODY shouldn't have been king. This is a BIG DEAL.

Read all about the historical debauchery here. s

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