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New research suggests King Richard III was a blue eyed, blonde


The bones of the king under the car park have delivered further shocks, 527 years after his death and more than two years after his remains were discovered in Leicester: Richard III was a blue-eyed blond, and the present Queen may not be descended from John of Gaunt and Edward III, the lineage on which…

Scientists to map the genome of medieval English king Richard III

Richard III Skull

Discovery of skeleton lets scientists plan to sequence Richard III’s genome A year after they revealed that a twisted skeleton found under a parking lot was the remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome. The project aims to learn…