King Richard III
King Richard III ruled England, from 1483 to 1485, a reign cut short by his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the decisive battle in the English civil war known as the War of the Roses. Ultimately, science has found, his body was buried beneath what became a parking lot in Leicester, England. DNA and other analyses confirmed the bones to be the lost medieval king, whose villainous reputation was immortalized a century after his death, when William Shakespeare penned the play "Richard III." Scientists continue to study the bones and historical records, which have suggested the king was a control freak who had a friendly face and may have endured painful treatment for his scoliosis. His body eventually will be reinterred in the Leicester Cathedral. Keep up with the latest discoveries and insights involving King Richard III.
Palace plots, assassination attempts and multiple marriages would have made family reunions in these royal lineages awkward, to say the least.
The assassination of two young boys in line for England's throne secured the monarchy for King Richard III, and new evidence links him to their murder.
Two Italian scientists said they have some of Leonardo da Vinci's hair, but the claim is sketchy.
The personal prayer book of King Richard III — in which the English king likely scrawled a reminder of his birthday in his own hand — is now available to peruse online.
Citizens of Leicester are feeling the glow of a re-discovered king and a resurgent soccer team.
Not far from where the English king Richard III was buried, archaeologists have uncovered some everyday treasures.
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