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Forensic analysis of Richard’s Lionheart

Forensic analysis of Richard’s Lionheart

The remains of the heart of Richard the Lionheart, 12th century King of England and crusading scourge of the Saracens, have been analysed by Dr Philippe Charlier, who specialises in solving historical riddles with hi-tech forensic techniques.Continue Reading

Is this REALLY the face of King Richard III?

Is this REALLY the face of King Richard III?

The climax of dotty docudrama ‘The King in the Car Park’ was the revelation of a faintly embarrassing facial reconstruction of Richard III, paid for by the eccentric Richard III Society. Not to be outdone, I reveal a facial reconstruction of another famous monarch.Continue Reading

Where would Richard III want to be buried?

Where would Richard III want to be buried?

Should the likely mortal remains of Richard III be reburied in Leicester, where he was found; in York, where he was loved; or in Westminster Abbey, among the historic Kings and Queens of England? What Richard himself might have wanted.Continue Reading

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