Evidence from archaeological dig
Archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) carried out a dig at the site of the Grey Friars church in Leicester - where Richard III is believed to have been buried – in August.
The team uncovered a fully articulated skeleton, with possible battle injuries and scoliosis of the spine.
The initial archaeological investigation showed:
• The burial is in the choir of the church, as recorded by the chronicler of the time, John Rous
• The grave has apparently been hastily dug and was not quite long enough
• There is no evidence for a coffin, shroud or clothing as might be expected for a high status burial
• The disposition of the arms is unusual, raising the possibility that the hands could have been tied
• The skeletal remains show that the person suffered from severe scoliosis and had died as a result of wounds received in battle