The return of a king
Skeleton of King Richard III, unearthed from an English parking lot, tells a grisly tale
By Stephen Ornes, 15:34 PM February 14, 2013
The 15th century’s Richard III has returned — or at least, his bones have.
In February, scientists from the University of Leicester in England announced that a skeleton discovered beneath a parking lot indeed belonged to that infamous King of England.
Richard III ruled England for two years before dying on the battlefield on August 22, 1485. Historians of the time portrayed the monarch as a ruler with a twisted spine who suffered a gruesome death. (Playwright William Shakespeare also wrote a...
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