A king's final hours, told by his mortal remains

Skeleton of Richard III reveals a violent and chaotic end

By Rachel Ehrenberg, 18:14 PM February 6, 2013

History and literature have painted England’s King Richard III as a scoundrel who met a violent death in battle and was unceremoniously buried. Now that researchers have revealed some conclusions from a fast-paced scientific investigation of a skeleton found last year under a parking lot in Leicester, England, that end seems all the more gruesome. The results announced February 4 by a team from the University of Leicester paint a picture that is remarkably consistent with both historical and ...

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