More information about the death of Richard III is revealed

More information about the death of Richard III is revealed

According to a new analysis by researchers at the University of Leicester on the remains of the King of England Richard III, his death was due to the multiple blows he was given to the skull after losing his protective helmet in the Battle of Bosworth Field.

The study carried out on the monarch's bones reveals up to eleven wounds that they were caused by different weapons, of which nine of them were in the skull; A very serious pelvic wound was also detected, which was inflicted after his death.

As the accounts of the time relate, on August 22, 1485, King Richard III was practically alone at the Battle of Bosworth Field as he lost his horse and had to fight on foot, which caused several to surround him. enemies and finish him off.

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When he passed away he was only 32 years old and as the study revealed, his death was not exactly quick, suffered bone injuries and it is believed that among the weapons with which they killed him were spears, swords, daggers, knives, etc.

Likewise It was revealed that Ricardo III did not have defensive wounds in the area of ​​the arms, which could suggest that he had protective armor, something very common among nobles, especially a monarch like this. It is assumed that the injuries that caused his death are two that occurred in the lower part of the skull.

Heavy trauma has been found from a sharp weapon like a halberd and also a penetrating wound, both fatal. His death ended the House of York, leaving the throne directly to Henry VII, the first monarch of the House Tudor dynasty., who was considered a tyrant, ambitious, cruel and without any kind of scruples.

It was in 2013 when the remains of the monarch were found when some works were being carried out. After that, different DNA analyzes were made, where it was confirmed that the skeleton found was indeed Richard III.

To know all the data about the monarch, the team of researchers from the University of Leicester used different techniques such as computer-assisted tomography, which will be used to analyze any other class of bone remains that are suspected of being of a historical figure.

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