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Feb 8, 2013

One woman’s quest to redeem the king under the car park

LONDON (Reuters) – “It was a warm day but I suddenly felt cold,” was how Philippa Langley described the powerful sensation she experienced when she walked over the unmarked grave of her hero King Richard III beneath a car park in central England.

One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of recent English history has been driven by one woman’s obsession with overturning Shakespeare’s portrayal of Richard as a twisted tyrant who murdered two young princes in the Tower of London.

Feb 5, 2013

Face of Richard III, England’s “king in the car park”, revealed

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.

A team of university archaeologists and scientists announced
on Monday that a skeleton discovered last September underneath a
council parking lot in Leicester was indeed that of Richard, the
last English king to die in battle, in 1485.

Feb 5, 2013

After 500 years, Richard III’s bones yield their secret

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine dug up from under a car park is that of Richard III, archaeologists said on Monday, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Cast by Shakespeare as a deformed tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, Richard was slain as he fought to keep his crown at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, crying out: “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

Feb 4, 2013

England’s King Richard III found after 500 years

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.

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.

Feb 4, 2013

King Richard III found under car park – researchers

LEICESTER (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.

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.

Feb 4, 2013

England’s King Richard III found under car park

LEICESTER, England (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.

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.

Feb 4, 2013

England’s King Richard III found under car park: researchers

LEICESTER, England (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.

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.

Feb 1, 2013

No charges over UK royal nurse hoax call

LONDON (Reuters) – British prosecutors said on Friday two Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to the hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate would face no criminal charges over the death of the nurse who answered the phone and later killed herself.

Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged last December in her hospital lodgings in London, days after she answered the hoax call from DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian at Australian radio station 2Day FM.

Feb 1, 2013

UK detective jailed over Murdoch tabloid leak offer

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was jailed on Friday after becoming the first person to be convicted following a massive police investigation into alleged phone-hacking centered on Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers.

Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, was jailed for 15 months for misconduct in a public office after she was found guilty last month of offering to sell details about the phone-hacking inquiry to Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid.

Jan 31, 2013

England’s lost king: is Richard III buried under a car park?

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Archaeologists will reveal next
week whether a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine
entombed under a municipal car park is that of Richard III, the
last English king to die in battle, more than five centuries
ago.

The grey, concrete car park with its red-brick walls and a
payment hut in Leicester, central England, contrasts sharply
with the grandeur of traditional sepulchres for English kings
and queens such as Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey.