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Richard III: The New Evidence- Tonight- 9pm BST: Channel 4-
"In a world exclusive in February 2013, Channel 4 broadcast a film that followed the extraordinary hunt for Richard III: the king discovered, against all the odds, under a car park in Leicester.

Since then, for the first time, scientists have been able to subject the skeleton of an English king to intense scrutiny and analysis, allowing them to reassemble his life in fascinating detail.

Using the latest scientific techniques, experts at the University of Leicester and beyond have been able to work out the extent to which his potentially extreme spinal deformity would have affected his ability to be the warrior king famed for leading the charge at the Battle of Bosworth.

They have also pieced together his diet and revealed his lifestyle in his final years, with surprising results.

The scientists have been helped in their investigations by a living body double who volunteered to test their theories via practical experiments and reconstructions.

Dominic Smee, who suffers from the same form of scoliosis as Richard III and whose spine, with its 75-degree spinal curve, is deemed 'virtually identical' by the experts, agreed to collaborate with the scientists on a unique intensive physical programme to see how Richard's scoliosis would have affected his ability to wield a sword, wear armour, ride a horse and use a lance-"

Richard III: The New Evidence - Channel 4

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Several of my re-enactorfriends helped filming this. They are very curious if they made it do the final cut. Given the level authenticity (or rather lack thereof) of the things concerning RIII, they probably will not. :-(
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I watched the documentary last night and found it quite interesting. Richard III's scoliosis was very extreme - at first I didn't think he would have been able to go into battle because of it, although when Mr. Smee was tested on various gym equipment, he was able to do most of it and had better results in some than those without scoliosis. The only thing he had difficulties with was the treadmill.


Another article about Richard III: King Richard III ‘drank a bottle of wine a day’ - Telegraph
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The menu included freshwater fish such as pike.
Where would these fish have come from?
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Richard III’s Rich Diet of Fish and Exotic Birds

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It's hardly surprising that Richard's diet changed the last two years of his life: he went from being a constanly-on-the-move representative of his brother to His Grace The King, with all the banquets, receptions, progresses etc. that that entailed. Even with the new diet, however, contemporary descriptions of Richard emphasize how slender he was and several mention that he actually ate and drank very little, even at official functions.
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One of the best explanations I've read as to how Richard III was actually elected King: Richard III: Elected Monarch or Usurper? | murreyandblue
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Richard III: Two years to the day archaeologists excavated the regal remains


Richard III: Two years to the day archaeologists excavated the regal remains | Leicester Mercury
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Richard III: Two years to the day archaeologists excavated the regal remains


Richard III: Two years to the day archaeologists excavated the regal remains | Leicester Mercury
I like how Matthew Morris, the project's site manager, remarked:

'Of all things that have happened in the last two years seeing all those journalistic and television crews was something to behold.'

Congratulations to Mr. Morris for his historic discovery!
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I like how Matthew Morris, the project's site manager, remarked:

'Of all things that have happened in the last two years seeing all those journalistic and television crews was something to behold.'

Congratulations to Mr. Morris for his historic discovery!
More to the point, congratulations to Philippa Langley, Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, Annette Carson and the entire Looking for Richard project team who funded the dig, hired the archaeologists and told them exactly where to dig (down to the square meter!) even though the "professionals" believed Richard was in the River Soar and would never be found.
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Details of Richard III reinterment at Leicester Cathedral announced | Leicester Mercury

Some details of the ceremonies next year:

a requiem mass at a Catholic church and then internment in an Anglican Cathedral with both the Archbishop of Canterbury (CoE) and Archbishop of Westminster (RC) in attendance.
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Archbishop of Canterbury likely to lead funeral of Richard III

Archbishop of Canterbury likely to lead funeral of Richard III - Telegraph
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I still think Richard should be buried in York; that was the place he loved and is most associated with. But I guess it's settled now. I'm glad he'll finally get a decent burial, anyway.
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King Richard III coin set to fetch £5,000 at auction


King Richard III coin set to fetch £5,000 at auction | Leicester Mercury
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I still think Richard should be buried in York; that was the place he loved and is most associated with. But I guess it's settled now. I'm glad he'll finally get a decent burial, anyway.
I agree with you, but the decision has been made and at least he'll finally be laid to rest in peace and with dignity and honor.
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King Richard III killed by blows to skull


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Richard III archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley made honoured citizen of Leicester


Richard III archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley made honoured citizen of Leicester | Leicester Mercury
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As well he might be.. after all he has ensured some tourists will visit that otherwise God forsaken city...
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