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King Richard III's Remains Found


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A late 16th century portrait of King Richard III by an unknown artist.
Wikimedia Commons
A late 16th century portrait of King Richard III by an unknown artist.

Five-hundred years after he died in battle, scientists have discovered the skeleton of King Richard III under a British parking lot. The short-reigned monarch is known as a Machiavellian hunchback who purportedly committed atrocious murders on his journey to the throne. But the king has modern day supporters who say he was unfairly maligned both by the Tudor monarchs who succeeded him and in William Shakespeare's portrayal. We discuss the finding and the legacy of King Richard III.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Henry Chu, London bureau chief of The Los Angeles Times
  • Roland Greene, professor of English and comparative literature at Stanford University and Mark Pigott OBE professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley

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