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Why You Can't Trust Medieval Portraits of King Richard

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Why You Can't Trust Medieval Portraits of King Richard

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Distorted and altered, a well-known portrait of King Richard may be the work of Tudor painters intent on emphasizing the King's bad side.

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It took more than 500 years to find the remains of King Richard III, and for those who discovered him, the months spent proving his identity felt just as long. Follow the remarkable 2012 story from the history-making excavation of a city parking lot, to the battery of tests that followed. From skeletal analysis, to CT scans, to DNA profiling, join scientists as they unlock the skeleton's secrets and confirm the true identity. The clues they discover may reveal what really happened in the King's final, grisly moments.

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