Tuesday, February 12, 2013

News at Eleven: Though Shakespeare describes the king

as an "elvish-marked, abortive, rooting hog," the reconstructed Richard has a pleasant, almost feminine face, with youthful skin and thoughtful eyes. His right shoulder is slightly higher than the left, a consequence of scoliosis, but the difference is barely visible, said Wilkinson."I think the whole Shakespearean view of him as being sort of monster-like was based more on his personality than his physical features," she reflected.

from National Geographic: The Real Richard III
then The Smithsonian: The Battle Over Richard III's Bones . . . And His Reputation
then National Geographic: King Richard III Bones Found, Scientists Say
then National Geographic: Richard III Mania: Understanding a Kingly Obsession


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