Here’s The Face Of Richard III, Reconstructed From His Skeleton

The university press release notes:
The calm and apparently thoughtful face is in stark contrast to the many portrayals of Richard III, showing contorted facial and bodily features, that were created for political reasons following his death.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    I’ve always wondered why there was not an official portrait. Plenty of artists. Or was it that before mass printing, if you destroyed the one official portrait then all portraits disappeared. Definitely true that the written record could be controlled fairly well back then.

  2. midget says:

    There’s so much of interest in this story of the bones of the King. One of which is the rumor that Edward 4th was illigetimate and thereby descendants have no right to the throne to this day.The Tudors knew it then and did their best to rid themselves of the Plantagenets.Even Shakespeare eluded to the travesty in King Richard 3rd Act 3 Scene 5 “My princely father, then had wars in France;and by true computation of the time,found that the issue was not his begot;.Dr. M. Jones an historian, has traced the true lineage of the King of Britain to a Michael Hastings living in Jerildere, New South Wales.

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