Originally Posted by Addie
I am always amazed at how far back you can go into your English history. We only go back to 1620. Or maybe a little earlier. We can't find the remains of the settlement at Jamestown. What a lot of Americans don't realize is that a lot of Indian tribes at that time were cannibals. How do I know? The tribe that my father came from was one of those tribes. My aunt told me some of the stories about them. But by the time my grandfather was born it had gone out of style. Thank goodness. But our history books make not one mention of that little bit of info. They love to tell us about the "savages" and how cruel they were. How they would torture their captured white folk.
What really gets me is because they didn't have a written language, all of the history is passed on by word of mouth. So the good American figure that the stories are exaggerated. Do keep us informed about Richard and what they decide if it is the real one or not.
As George Orwell (among others) once said "History is written by the winners".
Well, the official line is that it is Richard III but the DNA evidence may be stretched to enable people to find what they want to find, according to the article in the Daily Telegraph.
If your family had kept up the cannibal tradition it would have made DC recipes very interesting ;-D