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Bones of Richard III unearthed - DNA test positive.

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A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.

The skeleton was found beneath a Leicester car park

[snip] Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch's family.

His skeleton had suffered 10 injuries, including eight to the skull, at around the time of death. Two of the skull wounds were potentially fatal.

One was a "slice" removing a flap of bone, the other was caused by bladed weapon which went through and hit the opposite side of the skull - a depth of more than 10cm (4ins).

[snip] Without the scoliosis, which experts believe developed during teenage years, he would have been about 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall, but the curvature would have made him appear "considerably" shorter.

Article and photo here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

Note: This King is the one that William Shakespeare wrote him as saying. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. :king:

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Very interesting.

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I don't recall if the article said, but King Richard was killed in one battle in the War of the Roses.

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Interesting article Ron! I know you love history and this is right down your alley! Good find.

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The Battle of Bosworth (or Bosworth Field) was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Source: Wikipedia

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I though this sounded like a lot of nonsense when the started digging. Finding bones on the site of a church demolished nearly 500 years ago. However, they found a very Richie looking skeleton on the first day of digging, which is quite impressive

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York fights Leicester for the right to bury Richard III

5 February 2013 Last updated at 14:28

A row has erupted between York and Leicester about which city has the right to bury Richard III's remains

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21341535

Posting this link to with a video on the page , dont know if in the USA you will be able to see it but if you can; it should be more interesting for you than just reading about the find.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21322243

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York fights Leicester for the right to bury Richard III

5 February 2013 Last updated at 14:28

A row has erupted between York and Leicester about which city has the right to bury Richard III's remains

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21341535

Posting this link to with a video on the page , dont know if in the USA you will be able to see it but if you can; it should be more interesting for you than just reading about the find.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21322243

but wasn't Richie the III of the house of York?
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Someone posted this on FB, and I managed to find a link - I hope this works:

See image

(The original image comes from a British Comedy called Blackadder)

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Wow it has been hundreds and hundreds of years since they now have discovered Richard III's bones! Indeed a find!

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