This Is What Killed Richard III

September 16, 2014 10:39 PM

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This Is What Killed Richard III

Forensic analysis of King Richard III’s remains has provided a blow-by-blow account of the English monarch’s final moments, revealing he sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death.

Depicted by William Shakespeare as a bloodthirsty usurper, Richard ruled England from 1483 to 1485. He was killed in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth, which was the last act of the decades-long fight over the throne known as War of the Roses. England’s last king to die in battle, he was defeated by He...

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