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Dead But Not Gone

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category - 0 0 Comments

Richard III just won't go away. Ever since his body was discovered underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, scientist have been discovering more and more about the last Plantagenet king.

A portrait of Richard III completed in the late 16th century. It's currently housed in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

 

It appears Richard, in his short tenure as England's king, developed a taste for the finer things in life. By studing various bones and determining levels of blood isotopes within them, it's been determined that Richard liked rich Medieval delicacies and plenty of wine. It's good to be king! But perhaps more fascinating is what scientists are learning about their own research techniques. Read more about the ongoing investigation into Richard's life and death.

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