Forensic Analysis Shows How King Richard III Died

September 16, 2014 11:46 PM

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Forensic Analysis Shows How King Richard III Died

A forensic analysis on King Richard III’s skeletal remains has allowed scientists to construct a play-by-play of the English ruler’s final moments before he died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

Researchers at the University of Leicester discovered nine wounds to King Richard’s skull and two wounds to his body, according to their new report published in The Lancet. The sheer number of skull wounds suggests that he had either lost or taken off his helmet, and that the head trauma caused his ...

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