Fortunately, my good friend John Iannone graciously took my place at the last minute.
Of course, the Lenten season is also our busiest time of year and consequently, the backlog of materials that have accumulated since our last update in January is immense!
When you enter into a relationship with married men, inevitably you step into a world that can reveal a lot of joy, and yet, tear all the happiness away instantly.
This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site.“Joan Beaufort had 16 children, which made her the ancestor of much of the nobility of the Wars of the Roses – quite a few of whom died violently in those conflicts.There is some scientific debate about the accuracy of matching mitochondrial DNA in this way, but even if it is precise in this case, I’d argue it does not pinpoint these bones as Richard’s.While the location of the grave in the former site of the Grey Friars priory matches information provided by John Rous, an associate of Richard’s, Hicks notes that “lots of other people who suffered similar wounds could have been buried in the choir of the church where the bones were found”. In this case, it covers a period of 80 years.” Hicks raised concerns, too, about the prominence given to DNA testing in claims about the identity of the remains.He also queried the project’s use of radiocarbon dating, which dates the bones to the period of Richard’s death. “Mitochondrial DNA is traced through the maternal line, and does not change over time,” he said.In addition to thermometer records going back to the 1880s, there is a large amount of natural evidence in the form of glaciers retreating and sea ice melting to record lows, sea levels rising by 20cm, islands disappearing, animals and plants shifting their ranges and spring coming several weeks earlier.