Posts Tagged ‘Leicester’

Explaining the Leicester City story to Americans

(Media Release) If Leicester City win the Premier League, it will be one of the most captivating British sport stories in years. But how does a football-mad Englishman living in the US explain its importance to Americans? “Lie-kester.” “No, Leicester.” “Less-ester?” “No, Leicester. As in Lester.” “Oh. Why is it pronounced like that?” Trying, and […]

Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king’s

A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III. Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family. Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley, from the University of Leicester, told a press conference to applause: “Beyond reasonable doubt […]

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