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Bone Study Reveals Richard III Ate Like A King, Drank Like A Fish

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

In his short two-year reign, King Richard III managed to cram in a fair amount of feasting, researchers say in a new report. Known as the "last Pla...

Spine Study Shows Medieval King Was No 'Hunchbacked Toad'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's s...

Controversy Erupts Over Skeleton Said To Be Famous King's

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Talk about a drama king. In 2012, archaeologists unearthed from a parking lot in Leicester, England a skeleton suspected of being that of Richard I...

Controversy Erupts Over Plan To Map DNA Of Medieval King

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

King Richard III has been dead for more than 500 years, but his bones continue to ignite fresh controversy. The medieval king, unearthed from a Leice...

Scientists Seek 'Code' Of Celebrated English King

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

The genetic code of King Richard III, the medieval monarch whose body was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, is set to be seque...

Fotheringhay for Richard III

Will Bower | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Will Bower

The solution as to where to bury the remains of Richard III is a rather simple one. Not Leicester. Not York. But Fotheringhay. The Church of St Mar...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part Two: Reaching Out to Aneurin Barnard's 'Fan Club' for Help

Juliette Fretté | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

Hear ye, hear ye! All hell breaketh loose in Richard-land. Yes, my friends, yes: The fates have thrown a spear through my path. But like an Olympia...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part One: Husband Declares War on Adorable Actor 'Aneurin Barnard'

Juliette Fretté | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

I decided to funnel my violent energies toward what may be a more uplifting bottomless pit of indulgence. Namely my new obsession: actor Aneurin Barnard, who plays Richard III in the Starz Miniseries. The White Queen.

Crooked King Had Parasite Problem, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.04.2013 | Science

William Shakespeare depicted King Richard III as a crooked ruler, due to the monarch's supposed ruthless demeanor and his curved spine. A new study ...

King's Skull Comes Within Inches Of Destruction

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

This was a close call: archaeologists have discovered that the skeleton of King Richard III was nearly destroyed during some mysterious disturbance at...

Dispute Over Where To Rebury Unearthed King

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

LONDON -- He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Fr...

Archaeologists Discover Surprise Inside Tomb At Richard III Site

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Archaeologists in the U.K. were surprised this week when they opened a stone coffin at the Grey Friars site in Leicester where King Richard III was bu...

Mysterious Stone Coffin To Be Unsealed

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science

Archaeologists are set to lift the lid on a stone coffin discovered at the site of the English friary where Richard III's remains were found. Excava...

Richard III To Get A Reburial Fit For A King

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

LONDON — He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king. British officials say they will spend 1 m...

Battle-Scarred King Buried In Odd Grave, Archaeologists Say

Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/23/2013 07:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The body of King Richard III was buried in great...

Did a Poet Accurately Record Richard III's Death?

John Lundberg | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

If you know any literary account of Richard III's death in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, you almost certainly know Shakespeare's. But the examination of Richard III's recently discovered body is lending credence to another poet's account. Guto'r Glyn, a Welsh poet of Richard III's era.

King Richard Claim Greeted With Skepticism By Some

Posted 02.05.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/04/2013 03:22 PM EST on LiveScience The announcement that the bones of English King ...

Medieval Skeleton May Be Famous Church's Founder, Archaeologists Say

Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/30/2012 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience A skeleton found in the same boneyard where Eng...

Amazing Lost Grave Of King Richard III Discovery

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

LONDON -- Archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III say they have found bones that are consistent with the 15th century monarch's phy...

King Richard III Buried Underneath A Parking Lot?

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weird News

Seems like England's Richard III may have gotten a burial not-quite fit for a king. Archaeologists believe the king, who was killed in battle in 14...