Dr Jo Appleby, Project Osteologist.
- the item in the skull may not have been an arrow but a Roman nail
- hands were crossed so possibly tied when the skeleton was interred
- rib bone was sent to carbon dating labs - both labs said the individual could have died in 1485
- skeleton mostly well preserved and complete
- adult male with an unusually slender almost feminine build for a man
- matches known facts- no suggestion of withered arm- individual of age 20-late 30s
- probably of slightly taller height than average male of the time
- unknown cause of curvature of the spine
- the individual probably wasn't born with it, but it developed after the age of 10.
Relatives of Richard III, whose body was unearthed in Leicester, have won the right to challenge plans to rebury his remains in the city.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is on display today in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour.
Members of the Richard III Society and other dignitaries held a rose-laying ceremony today at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.