House of Plantagenet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29783/all en Skull found in Britain could be King Richard III's http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/skull-found-britain-could-be-king-richard-iiis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British archaelogists hunting for the lost remains of King Richard III on Monday revealed the first image of a battle-scarred skull found at a car park ahead of what they said would be a "major announcement" about their findings.</p> <p>More than five centuries after the mediaeval king was killed in battle, academics were due Monday to reveal the identity of a skeleton unearthed in September at a car park in the central English city of Leicester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/skull-found-britain-could-be-king-richard-iiis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English people House of Plantagenet Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:31:54 +0000 5744901 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-England's King Richard III found under car park-researchers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quote)</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Knights of the Garter Local government in England Richard Buckley Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:41 +0000 5745175 at http://www.globalpost.com England's King Richard III found under car park-researchers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.</p> <p>Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard III of England Royalty Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:31:20 +0000 5745186 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester is that of king Richard III, widely regarded as one of history's most notorious villains, scientists confirmed Monday.</p> <p>The University of Leicester said that DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton, which has battle wounds and a curved spine, matched a 17th generation descendant of the king's sister, Canadian-born carpenter Michael Ibsen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:33:33 +0000 5745221 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-England's King Richard III found after 500 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-englands-king-richard-iii-found-after-500-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Scientific tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III</p> <p>* Beyond reasonable doubt bones are that of mediaeval monarch, tests show</p> <p>* DNA match confirmed (Edits)</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-2-englands-king-richard-iii-found-after-500-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English people House of Plantagenet House of York Richard Buckley Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:15:32 +0000 5745241 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Researchers from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with a descendant of the king's sister, while the injuries to the body were consistent with the person being killed in battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-englands-richard-iii-scientists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:17:00 +0000 5745258 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-is-englands-richard-iii-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-is-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard Buckley Richard III of England Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:00:39 +0000 5745372 at http://www.globalpost.com Richard III's car park: An unlikely place for a king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/richard-iiis-car-park-unlikely-place-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Graffiti adorns the painted green wooden gates to the windswept car park in Leicester, the grey concrete overlooked by a local authority building badly in need of redecoration.</p> <p>It is not the most auspicious place to find a king of England.</p> <p>But researchers at the University of Leicester on Monday confirmed that a skeleton dug up from a municipal car park in the central English city was indeed Richard III, who died in battle in 1485.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/richard-iiis-car-park-unlikely-place-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Human Interest King Leicestershire Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:57 +0000 5745613 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under carpark is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-carpark-englands-richard-iii-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was confirmed Monday as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-carpark-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Leicestershire Richard Buckley Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:16:27 +0000 5745649 at http://www.globalpost.com King Richard III's skeleton found under English carpark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/king-richard-iiis-skeleton-found-under-english-carpark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists confirmed Monday that a skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was that of King Richard III, in a bizarre end to a 500-year-old historical mystery.</p> <p>DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts, said researchers from the University of Leicester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/king-richard-iiis-skeleton-found-under-english-carpark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard Buckley Richard III of England Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:16:23 +0000 5745745 at http://www.globalpost.com Face of Richard III, England's "king in the car park", revealed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/face-richard-iii-englands-king-the-car-park-revealed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 3D facial reconstruction based on scan of skull</p> <p>* King's bones found under car park in central England</p> <p>* Richard III cast by Shakespeare as monster</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - With a large chin, a prominent slightly arched nose and delicate lips, the "face" of England's King Richard III was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after researchers confirmed his remains had finally been found after 500 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/face-richard-iii-englands-king-the-car-park-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment House of Plantagenet Richard Plantagenet Royalty Shakespearean histories Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:00:58 +0000 5746538 at http://www.globalpost.com Richard III's face revealed for first time in 500 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The face of England's much-maligned king Richard III was revealed on Tuesday for the first time in 500 years on Tuesday following a reconstruction of his skeleton which was found buried underneath a car park.</p> <p>The three-dimensional plastic model is based on a CT scan of the skull of the king, who was killed in battle in 1485 after just two years on the throne but lived on as one of history's worst villains in the eponymous play by William Shakespeare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment House of Plantagenet Richard III of England Royalty AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:01:09 +0000 5746542 at http://www.globalpost.com Battle rages over bones of England's Richard III http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/battle-rages-over-bones-englands-richard-iii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - King Richard III is at the centre of a new fight over the location of his final resting place, just weeks after the remains of the last English king to die in battle were found underneath a council car park.</p> <p>Archaeologists announced one of the most remarkable finds in recent English history last month when they confirmed the discovery of the body of Richard, who was slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, during excavations in Leicester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/battle-rages-over-bones-englands-richard-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England House of Plantagenet Local government in England Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:00:54 +0000 5794226 at http://www.globalpost.com Last battle for Richard III as burial plans disputed in court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/last-battle-richard-iii-burial-plans-disputed-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Descendants of Richard III won a court battle on Friday over where to bury the medieval monarch, whose bones were found under a car park last year, but were urged not to embark on a legal version of the Wars of the Roses in which the king died.</p> <p>In one of the most remarkable archaeological finds in English history, a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine was formally identified as Richard's remains by DNA testing in February this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/last-battle-richard-iii-burial-plans-disputed-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard III of England Royalty Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:01:03 +0000 5911336 at http://www.globalpost.com Legal hostilities over England's King Richard III adjourned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/legal-hostilities-over-englands-king-richard-iii-adjourned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - A legal fight over the remains of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">England</a>'s King Richard III, discovered under a car park some 500 years after the medieval monarch was slain in battle, was adjourned until the New Year on Tuesday.</p> <p>The skeleton of Richard, whose death effectively ended a civil war known as The War of the Roses and whose reign has divided historians ever since, was discovered last year in one of the most remarkable English archaeological finds in recent times.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/legal-hostilities-over-englands-king-richard-iii-adjourned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Anjou House of Plantagenet Royalty War Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:57:32 +0000 6000570 at http://www.globalpost.com