"Ancestor" redux

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 5 04:44:34 UTC 2013

On Feb 4, 2013, at 11:25 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> On Boston's WCVB-TV NewsCenter 5 at about 11:17 PM tonight, I heard
> the announcer say "DNA evidence taken from a direct ancestor of
> [Richard III]" proves that the recently-uncovered skeleton is his.
And from what I hear that guy wasn't even a *direct* ancestor, but an ancestor of Richard's sister, hence Richard's…well, I guess great great… great nephew.  Or uncle.  Same difference.


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