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King Richard III of England....tousling his pimp pinky ring. (The more you know***Henry VII-founder of the Tudor dynasty, father of Henry VIII, killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth then married Richard's niece Elizabeth.... King Richard III skeleton just found)

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The twisted bones of Richard III

Richard III's Skeleton: Whole skeleton showing curvature of spine at 10th and 11th thoracic vertebrae... scoliosis. This would not have given him the hump and horrid deformities of Shakespeare but his shoulder on one side would have been higher.

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Richard III's tomb unveiled at Leicester Cathedral

The tomb plinth bears the king's motto "Loyalty binds me" - The sealed tomb of King Richard III has been unveiled in Leicester Cathedral. The king's coffin was lowered into a vault below the cathedral floor during a reinterment service on Thursday, 26th March 2015.The two-tonne block of pale Swaledale fossil limestone bears a deeply incised cross, while the darker plinth has his name, dates, motto and coat of arms. Richard III, the last Plantagenet King, was killed in the Battle of Bosworth…

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The Crown of King Richard III

The Crown of King Richard III — John Ashdown-Hill


A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.


The last of England's line of Plantagenets Richard III, was born at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire on 2nd October, 1452, the eleventh child in a large family and the fourth surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. His was a difficult birth, his mother was at a precarious age for childbearing in the middle ages and the child was a breech. As an infant Richard was weak and sickly and not expected to survive the perils of childhood in the late middle…


King Richard's ring. English, 15th century. possibly belonging to Richard the III (1483-85).


Lady Anne Neville, Queen Consort of Richard III (1456-1485). The young widow was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. She became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster. Her only son with Richard III died young and she herself died at the age of 28. She is the last Plantagenet queen.