What’ll new resting place do for Shakespeare’s portrayal?

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I’m surprisingly chuffed that the body in the Leicester car park is that of Richard III.

I love a good archaeological discovery, and what could be finer than a long shot (as the archaeologist originally described the location) such as this bearing fruit?

I’m also delighted that all the clues held true – that of his spinal curvature, the head injuries and the irreverent burial.

Now he is to be elevated in history with a visitor centre and a new resting place in a cathedral.

But what will this do for Shakespeare’s portrayal of him as an evil man? Surely something in history is about to be rewritten – as well as, perhaps, the phrase ‘letting the skeleton out of the cupboard’ changing to ‘car park’.