Posted by Current World Archaeology. April 5, Historical sources record that the Plantagenet king was buried in the friary after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in , but following the Dissolution of the Monasteries the building was demolished and his grave forgotten for years. Now, detailed osteological and genetic analysis has confirmed that the Grey Friars individual is the lost king.
Richard III, King found under a parking lot, finally laid to rest
This revealed a match between the family of Richard III and the skeleton. Radiocarbon analysis supported this identification, returning dates of AD , and revealing that the individual had enjoyed a typically aristocratic high-protein diet, particularly rich in marine food.
Although he suffered from severe scoliosis, a sideways curve in his spine that made his shoulders uneven, he was not a hunchback, nor was there any evidence of the withered arm described by Shakespeare. Ten wounds, mostly to the head, had been inflicted with a bladed weapon at or just after the time of death. Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders.
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The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Bones of a King presents the only official behind-the-scenes story of the Greyfriars dig written by the specialists directly involved in the discovery.
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