If waiting for test results was hard – and really how could it be that difficult, especially when the media – or the folk who had commissioned them then decided to ramp up the expectation by saying they would “announce them next Monday” then it’s obviously not thought to be a problem for others to have to wait: demonstration of a distinct lack of empathy.
I mean, you’d’ve thought as soon as it was confirmed they’d let everyone know wouldn’t you?
And it’s not as if it was a matter of life or death – death was certain – (yes I know, it is for us all, but in this case it WAS certain).
Even so, it was exciting to learn that after five hundred years, and DNA testing, for which there was apparently only a small window when it could have been successful, requiring as it did, both the methods to be sufficiently sophisticated and the existence of descendants (both of whom, apparently, have not procreated, and after their deaths the DNA will die out) that the body found under a Leicester car park really and truly, beyond doubt, was that of Richard III, who died in 1485, age 32.
Take it Away (Tuesday) If waiting for test results was hard....