Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some History and Wood Working-Richard III's Coffin

Hi Everyone,

Well, here's a posting you don't see everyday and it concerns the discovery of English king Richard III.

Richard III's remains were discovered underneath a parking lot in England about a year or so ago and through DNA analysis, some of his descendants were found living in Canada. One of them, Mr. Michael Ibsen is a cabinet maker and he was asked if he would make Richard's coffin for his reinternment, which is to take place later this week.

The coffin was made out of English oak and yew, two historically important woods in English history. It's a first rate looking job and it's interesting that Richard's great great nephew is a cabinet maker.

Anyway, here is a link to an article about Richard and the coffin:
Richard III's Coffin-Daily Mirror


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