King Richard III – The Lost King (UPDATED)

The skull of the skeleton found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester

The skull of the skeleton found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester

Bones have been discovered recently that may belong to the lost king, Richard III, a king who has gone down in history as a man who killed many including his two young nephews in his quest for the throne of England.

The bones were found on a site believed to be the burial ground of the last English king to die in battle.

“The skull was in good condition, although fragile, and was able to give us detailed information,” said Jo Appleby, a lecturer in human bioarchaeology at the university who led the exhumation of the remains last year. –BBC

Scientists will announce shortly results of DNA testing which will hopefully give conclusive evidence on whether or not the body is that of the late king.

UPDATE:

DNA results have confirmed a match between the bones found and that of known descendants of King Richard III

For more visit the BBC’s website

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