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King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.

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'A highly convincing case for identification as Richard III'

Dr Jo Appleby presidents evidence Credit: ITV Central
  • Many injuries found on the skull. Most were probably caused by slices from weapons (knives or daggers) and photographs show parts of the skill missing.

  • It would appear the individual had lost his helmet during battle which allowed these injuries to occur.

  • Many of the injuries may have been inflicted after death, and historical sources say Richard's body was mistreated after death.

  • The skeleton has an injury to the back which could well have been inflicted when Richard's body was flung over the back of a horse post battle.

Dr Jo Appleby Project Osteologist presents evidence Credit: ITV Central

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