Skip to comments.Skeleton found in parking lot identified as that of England's King Richard III, experts say
Posted on 02/04/2013 10:09:11 AM PST by AngieGal
He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled.
Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester -- a discovery Richard's fans say will inspire new research into his maligned history.
University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries.
"Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, has been found," said the university's deputy registrar, Richard Taylor....
DNA from the skeleton matched a sample taken from a distant living relative of Richard's sister. Geneticist Turi King said Michael Ibsen, a Canadian carpenter living in London, shares with the skeleton a rare strain of mitochondrial DNA. She said combined with the archaeological evidence, that left little doubt the skeleton belonged to Richard.
Ibsen said he was "stunned" to discover he was related to the king -- he is a 17th great-grand-nephew of Richard's older sister.
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He was a king therefore he was an A-hole.
Wow, must be tough finding a parking spot in the UK! ;~)
And in other news, Prince Albert was found in a can......coincidence?
What a place to end up. Couldn’t someone have driven the body to the cemetery? I’m sure he’d have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.
He should be buried in Westminster Abby like all the other kings of England, great and infamous. At least he inspired a great Shakespeare Play.
One look at that spine tells us why he was called “hump backed Dick.” Even the royals didn’t necessarily have it all that well back then.
Really. And I thought I had to wait a long time for a web page to download.
Someone finally get this man a horse.
Looks like he had terrible scoliosis of the spine!
Beats looking up at the underside of an old MG or Mini.....................
“Im sure hed have been willing to give his kingdom for a hearse.”
For that you will be brought before the House Pun-American Activities Committee.
Any time I see a reassembled skeleton I start hearing xylophone music in my head.
It would be funny if the distant relative tries to establish a claim on the throne.
Buried under a parking lot? Sound like the the Jimmy Hoffa of his day.
There goes the king.
How do you know he's the king?
He's the only one not covered in sh*t.
There lies the king.
How do you klnow he's the king. He's covered in sh*t like everyone else
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