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Richard III: DNA Confirms Skeleton Is His — And Reveals Infidelity

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Dec 2014 07:57 PM

DNA from a skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, confirmed that the remains are those of medieval king Richard III and cast questions on the royal lineage.

Richard III died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. His remains were recovered in 2012 and analyzed.

"If you put all the data together, the evidence is overwhelming that these are the remains of Richard III," the study’s leader, Turi King, said according to the BBC.

The findings suggest infidelity in the king’s family tree, with DNA passed down on the maternal side matching that of living relatives, while paternal DNA does not, the BBC reported.

"We may have solved one historical puzzle, but in so doing, we opened up a whole new one," Kevin Schurer, the genealogy specialist on the paper, told BBC News.

The finding could hold historical significance, suggesting that kings including Henry V had no genetic claim to their thrones, holding true for the entire Tudor line.

Queen Elizabeth II descended from a different family line.

"We are not in any way indicating that Her Majesty (Elizabeth II) shouldn't be on the throne," Schurer told The Associated Press.

Tests also suggest that Richard III had blond hair and blue eyes.

Twitter users commented about the research.









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