‘A king’s final hours, told by his mortal remains’

Science News

February 21st, 2013 by 

In a article in Science News, Lorraine Attreed, professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, commented on the recent discovery of King Richard III’s remains in Leicester, England.

Beginning their work in August 2012, a scientific team in Leicester analyzed the bones of the infamous king concluding that he likely met a brutal and violent death in the throes of battle. Made popular by the Shakespeare’s representation of the king as both physically deformed and villainous, Richard III has endured as a prominent historical figure.

“You’re still going to be assessing him on his deeds” said Attreed, a medieval history expert. “But what was obviously a physical impediment did not deter him from being a very fine warrior,” she continued.

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

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