On Monday, test results will be released possibly identifying ancient bones found in a municipal parking lot in England as the mortal remains of King Richard lll. The last of the Plantagenet kings, he died in battle in the 15th century and was demonized by the Tudors, who took his throne. Yet in his two-year reign, he progressively instituted the right to bail, lifted restrictions on books and printing presses and, according to contemporary accounts, showed great mercy to his enemies. If these are his remains, they could give new life to the legacy of a very misunderstood figure, but the University of Leicester is coyly whipping history nerds into a frenzy by withholding the results. [Source]
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