Richard III ate like a king before biting the dust

Well-known royal’s brief reign included a sudden shift to fancy food and drink

ROYAL FOODIE  The discovery of King Richard III’s bones, including the skull shown here, enabled scientists to determine that his diet changed dramatically around the time he ascended to the throne.

© Univ. of Leicester

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Anthropology

From the Nature Index

Paid Content