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Richard III's face reconstructed
MEET Richard III, England’s last Plantagenet king.
Experts at the University of Dundee made this reconstruction after carrying out a CT scan on remains found in a council car park in Leicester – remains now confirmed to have been Richard’s.
The reconstruction shows the monarch, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, with a large chin and nose, thin lips, prominent cheekbones and one shoulder higher than the other – as suggested by his spinal curvature.
Richard III enthusiasts hailed the reconstruction as revealing a "more pleasant" looking Richard than those of contemporary portraits and "far removed" from the image of the cold-blooded villain portrayed by Shakespeare.
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