Richard III dig: What Leicester pupils think about the Greyfriars discovery
News of the possible finding of Richard III’s skeleton has spread around the world. But has it excited pupils at King Richard III Infants’ School in the city? Peter Warzynski asked youngsters in year two.
Peter Warzynski: Right, what can you tell me about King Richard III?
Bewar, seven: "He died when he was fighting in Bosworth."
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Naima, six: "I know that he was born in 1452. He was born on October 2."
Kamran, six: "I know he died at the Battle of Bosworth and he had a funny body and his arm was taller than the other arm and he had a muscle on top of his spine.
"Why was there a muscle on top of his spine?"
PW: "Err... I don't know."
Kamran: "They dug him up and he's at Leicester University college.
"They want a sample of his bones and they want a sample of his relative's bones, too."
Petra, six: "He lived for two years."
Arley, six: "I've seen a picture of him. He has a funny face, he has a funny hat and he had funny eyes, funny nose..."
Kya, six: "Ha ha... you're silly."
Arley: "He had funny ears and if he lived forever they would be bigger than an elephant's ears, because they would grow until he dies."
PW: "Does anyone know anything else about him? How did he die?"
Petra: "He fell off a bridge and hit his head and then died. I think he floated down the river."
Ihsan, seven: "When he was killed, they built a car park over him and forgot where he was."
Bewar: "That was very silly. Why did they do that?"
Olive, six: "I know he was the last king killed in battle – my mummy told me."
Naima: "He was the last King of York that was killed. York was the capital of England, now it's London."
PW: "Wow, I'm very impressed. Can anyone beat that?"
Kamran: "The head of the arrow shot into his back, then he fell on to a rock next to a bridge and then just died.
PW: "How do you know that, Kamran?"
Kamran: "It's simple, I just know it's true."
PW: "What does everyone think about King Richard, was he a nice man?"
Bewar: "No. Yes. I think he killed the princes."
Ihsan: "There were two boys who were going to be king and Richard killed them."
Olive: "You don't know if he killed them."
Kamran: "They could have killed themselves."
Olive: "People said he wasn't a very nice man because he killed those two boys, but you don't know if that's true – they might have just run away."
Ihsan: "I know that King Richard left them in a top, top room."
Kya: "A tower."
Ihsan: "Yes, a tower."
PW: "That's right, they were princes – Edward IV's sons."
Ihsan: "Richard killed them because he wanted to be king."
Kamran: "Edward was King Richard's brother and when he was poorly he died."
Arley: "My auntie had a heart attack."
Olive: "My granddad had yellow eyes but he got better."
PW: "Okay, let me ask you where you think the bones should be buried? Do you think they should stay in Leicester?"
Petra: "They should put them in a museum, but you need to wash them first so they're really clean."
Olive: "Yeah, we don't want them to break."
Petra: "We should keep them here (Leicester) because King Richard III school is here.
"They built the school after he died."
Kamran: "I went to a museum once in France and they had a cabinet and it had fire in it, and then on the wall they hung a giant squid. It was amazing."
PW: "Giant squid? Right, I think we'll leave it there. Thank you all very much – you've been great."