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In a press conference this morning, the University of Leicester…


The skeleton of Richard III, showing the curvature of the spine.


Wound on Richard’s rib.


Fatal would on the skull, one of two.


A cut wound on Richard’s pelvis which penetrated to the bone.

In a press conference this morning, the University of Leicester stated that DNA testing performed on a tooth extracted from skeletal remains found beneath a council car park in 2012 has confirmed that scientists have indeed found the five hundred year old body of King Richard III, killed at the battle of Bosworth Field on the 22 of August, 1485, ending the War of the Roses. He was the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, and the last English king to die in battle.

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