Dem Ingerlish Bones

Francis Sedgemore, Monday 4 February 2013 at 12:33 UTC

How prosaic and ironic to have the bones of English warrior king Richard III found under a dreary municipal car park in Leicester. I’m reminded of a song by that other son of Albion John Joseph Wardle (Jah Wobble), which celebrates the highway to and from hell known as the A13

“Oh land of my fathers,
Ancient Celtic warrior race,
How are your tomatoes doing?”

What next – Boudica’s remains discovered in the foundations of a McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham? To think that England once ruled a quarter of the globe.