King Richard III's final moments were quick & brutal

September 17, 2014 1:11 PM

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King Richard III's final moments were quick & brutal

A photograph of Richard III's jaw and face show penetrating injuries to the maxilla, or upper jaw. (Appleby, et al. Perimortem trauma in King Richard III: a skeletal analysis. The Lancet. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60804-7)

Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle.

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