Richard III's Fate

The ignominious fate of Richard III

"A Horse! a Horse! my kingdom for a horse!" With that desperate plea, the despised Richard III faced the end of his murderous reign--at least in William Shakespeare's imaginings. Even in death, however, the last Plantagenet King may yet redeem his much maligned reputation. A new analysis of his remains, buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, tell a violent tale of his last moments on earth--one that could reignite interest in the fate of the former King.

Notorious for his ruthless pursuit of the crown, Richard, who suffered from a severely curved spine, died at the Battle of Bosworth...

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