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A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

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King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189-1199). House of Angevin. 21st great-granduncle to QEII. Reign: 9 yrs, 8 mos, 30 days. Successor: brother, John. 3rd son of Henry II, rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard acquired a reputation as a warrior becoming known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John was ruling in his stead. Was later killed at war in…

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U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Alienor d'Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

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Richard III: and the rest is hysteria...

Richard III: and the rest is hysteria... ~ Scholars give new facts about the story of the last from Plantagenets

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The Crown of King Richard III

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The twisted bones of Richard III

Richard III's Skeleton: Whole skeleton showing curvature of spine at 10th and 11th thoracic vertebrae... scoliosis. This would not have given him the hump and horrid deformities of Shakespeare but his shoulder on one side would have been higher.

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The facial reconstruction of Richard III produced by University of Dundee and funded by the Richard III Society

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