How did University of Leicester scientists identify the remains as Richard III, and what can we learn from them?

Genetics and Genealogy

The Plantagenet dynasty, their DNA and the scientific conclusions.

Psychology of a sovereign

Applying modern analysis to what we know of Richard III, in the light of new discoveries

Face and voice

What did Richard III actually look like? And what did he sound like?

Osteology – reading the bones

What does the skeleton tell us about how Richard lived and died?

Forensic analysis using micro-CT

Cutting edge X-ray tomography technique used to study the edges of cuts.

Carbon dating

How well do the bones match up with the date of Richard’s death and burial?

Base of the skull

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