Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 528-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester - a discovery Richard's fans say will rewrite the history books and help restore the reputation of a much-maligned king.
Researchers from the University of Leicester announced that tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed in the central England city last year prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries.Why the discovery of his remains is necessary to re-evaluate the historical record is unexplained. That record won't change. Though maybe M. Stanton Evans can hope. As Joseph McCarthy's reputation has been blacklisted by history for a mere half century.