Perimortem trauma in King Richard III: a skeletal analysis

  title={Perimortem trauma in King Richard III: a skeletal analysis},
  author={J. Appleby and G. Rutty and S. Hainsworth and Robert C. Woosnam-Savage and R. Buckley},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • J. Appleby, G. Rutty, +2 authors R. Buckley
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Richard III was the last king of England to die in battle, but how he died is unknown. On Sept 4, 2012, a skeleton was excavated in Leicester that was identified as Richard. We investigated the trauma to the skeleton with modern forensic techniques, such as conventional CT and micro-CT scanning, to characterise the injuries and establish the probable cause of death. METHODS We assessed age and sex through direct analysis of the skeleton and from CT images. All bones were examined… CONTINUE READING
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