Talk:Richard III

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There is an article here 'of some sort' about him - given his fan base and the arguments about him. 212.85.6.26 (talk) 17:13, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

It's not clear why. Or what the parking thing is about. WěǎšěǐǒǐďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:14, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
It's because they (allegedly) recently found his body buried beneath a car park. (and I'm not 212 ...)--Weirdstuff (talk) 17:22, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Given that there are still arguments over whether he was 'a good ruler untimely and piteously slain and murdered and blackened by Willy Shakespear' or 'England's blackest legend' the RIII industry is the granddaddy of all such debates. 212.85.6.26 (talk) 17:54, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

You mean, apart from John, Canute and Ethelred? Showing the previous ruler in a bad light goes back to ancient Egypt. SophieWilder 09:00, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I am given to believe this is not an encyclopaedia but rather a repository of scepticism. That being the case why would an article on this king be needed?--Weirdstuff (talk) 17:58, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
It isn't. ТyBother me 19:10, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Tend to agree. There are dozens of examples in history of cases where opinions differ or the popular perception differs from the scholarly one. Documenting them all is outside this wiki's remit, especially when all we're looking at here is a couple of poorly written lines which don't even scratch the surface of why anyone should care about this issue. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 22:35, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
For fans of rhyming slang, this article's title decribes it well. We are not a wiki for historical mysteries and grey areas. Delete. SophieWilder 22:52, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Kill it before it lays eggs! Sam Tally-ho! 23:47, 25 September 2012 (UTC)