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Monday, February 4, 2013

Richard III: DNA confirms twisted bones belong to king

Much more at The Guardian:

Not just the identity of the man in the car park with the twisted spine, but the appalling last moments and humiliating treatment of the naked body of Richard III in the hours after his death have been revealed at an extraordinary press conference at Leicester University.

And this:

many of the other injuries were after death, suggesting a gruesome ritual on the battlefield and as the king's body was brought back to Leicester, as he was stripped, mocked and mutilated....One terrible injury, a stab through the right buttock and into his pelvis, was certainly after death, and could not have happened when his lower body was protected by armor  It suggests the story that his naked corpse was brought back slung over the pommel of a horse, mocked and abused all the way, was true.

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