527 years after the death of Richard III of England at Bosworth, he's in the news. Not that he's not newsworthy. There is still mystery and intrigue around his life. Shakespeare made him out a villain, deformed, pathetic and friendless. But of course, Shakespeare was writing to please the new world order of their day, the Tudors, who were the real victors in the War of the Roses.
But lately, people have been digging into who Richard III was and how much truth we know:
Here's the earliest portrait we have of him.
Now scientists have researched DNA evidence that the now-living family members of Richard III (his older sister's descendants) carry, and are satisfied that it is the actual skeleton of Richard III. Watch the vid to see why it was all done "just in time"...
Here's a facial reconstruction (they waste no time, eh?)
And of course, as soon as the news was out, the jokes started
So anyway, about those two princes...
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