Well-known royal’s brief reign included a sudden shift to fancy food and drink
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England’s infamous King Richard III hit the banquet circuit during the years leading up to his violent 1485 death, suggests a new analysis of his recently recovered remains.
Details of Richard’s killing and medical problems have emerged since his skeleton was excavated in 2012 beneath a British church (SN: 3/9/13, p. 14). Because different bones regrow tissue at different rates, studying the chemical makeup of key bones can reveal what types of food Richard ate at various stages of life.