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DNA Proves Bones To Be Those Of King Richard III

Being as Richard III did not have any sons, it was mtDNA, from his sister Anne of York that allowed for the identification of the bones. There were three DNA matches, one of whom belonged to Joy (née Brown) Ipsen, now deceased, courtesy of her son Michael. In the paraphrased words of Steve St. Clair, […]

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Bones of King Richard III

Until it was discovered beneath a city parking lot last fall, the skeleton had lain unmarked, and unmourned, for more than 500 years. Friars fearful of the men who slew him in battle buried the man in haste, naked and anonymous, without a winding sheet, rings or personal adornments of any kind, in a space […]

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