Remains of King Richard III
More than 500 years after his death in battle, scientists announced in 2013 that they had definitively identified a skeleton unearthed in northern England last summer as that of Richard III, the medieval king portrayed by William Shakespeare as a homicidal tyrant who killed his two young nephews in order to ascend the throne. Read the full story.
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Richard III in painting
A painting depicts Richard III. Researchers announced in February 2013 that remains discovered the previous summer are those of the English king.