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King Richard the III, now and then

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King Richard III as he is now and a facial reconstruction (Courtesy CBC)

The discovery of his skeleton in an English parking lot has renewed interest in Richard the III, who has been portrayed as a villain by writers like Shakespeare.

The bard imagined Richard as a blood thirsty monster who schemed, plotted and killed his way to the throne.

The discovery of King Richard's remains has renewed the debate over his legacy with the Richard the III Society of Canada right in the middle of that debate.
   
Jan O'Brien is a member of the Richard III Society; a so-called Ricardian, the only member of the organization in Kelowna.

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