Monday, February 4, 2013

Things to do in Leicester

If you're as much of a nerd as I am, you've probably already heard that the bones found last fall under a parking lot in Leicester belong to Richard III.  (If you haven't, here are two good articles summing it up from the NYTimes and the Guardian.)  I really love bones and Shakespeare, so of course this caught my eye.  No sooner had this been posted than I read Patrick Barkham's list of things to do in Leicester.  I've never been there, but if you're planning a trip soon, I think you might find this list helpful.

Now is the winter of our discontent 
Made glorious summer by this sun of York; 
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house 
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
-William Shakespeare, Richard III

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