England's King Richard III found after 500 years

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Monday, February 04, 2013

 

Reuters: A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, archaeologists said on Monday, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Cast by Shakespeare as a deformed tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, Richard was slain in a bid to keep his crown at the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field, immortalized by the words: "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"

 

 

 

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