When news hit yesterday that King Richard III's long lost bones were discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England, the internet nearly exploded. Why did it take 528 years to find him? What does he look like? Can we find Alfred The Great next?
But we couldn't help but focus on the woman behind the search for the king who died at 32: Philippa Langley, screenwriter and not-so-secret admirer of England's controversial king.
So, who is she? Well, not only did she originate the four-year search for the infamous leader, she just came out with a documentary called Richard III: The King in the Car Park, which premiered last night (coincidentally close to Valentines Day, if you ask me) on England's Channel 4 and is a proud member of the Richard III Society.
Her discovery has love written all over it, too. When she walked through the area it was thought he was buried on a hot summer's day back in September, Langley told The Sunday Times she instantly got goosebumps and 'absolutely' knew she was standing over his grave. Sounds to me like someone's crushing hard.
Unlike online couples meeting in person for the first time, it's clear she was not disappointed when she met Richie's reconstructed face, which was created by a scan taken of his skeleton.
"It doesn't look like the face of a tyrant. I'm sorry but it doesn't," she says in her documentary. "He's very handsome. It's like you could just talk to him, have a conversation with him right now."
And who knows, maybe she did.
What do you think: Does Langley adore King Richard III?
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