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.
Richard III ruled England for just two years and two months before he was killed. And yet, during his short time wearing the crown, Richard certainly ate like a king, a new study finds.
The public can now visit the first, but not final, resting place of King Richard III of England. The king's bones were found in 2012 in a parking lot in Leicester, England.
The University of Leicester plans to sequence the full genome of medieval king Richard III, but not everyone thinks the gene sequencing is scientifically relevant or ethical.
Having discovered the lost skeleton of English King Richard III, scientists are now turning to the monarch's genome to illuminate his ancestry and health.
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Displeased with the Leicester Cathedral's tomb design, some members of the Richard III Society are reportedly pulling their funds from the medieval king's reinterment.
British officials have revealed their plans for a regal reburial of King Richard III, whose body was discovered in a hastily-dug medieval grave under a parking lot in Leicester, England, last summer.
King Richard III, portrayed as a villain in the Shakespeare play of the same name, suffered from a roundworm infection during his lifetime, according to a new study.
A month-long dig has come to an end at the site where King Richard III's grave was discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England, last summer.