Discover more about the Richard III DNA and genealogical research

Posted by pt91 at Dec 02, 2014 05:40 PM |
Background information, videos and photo galleries on latest Richard III study
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International research led by by Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester Department of Genetics and involving Professor Kevin Schürer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, has been published in Nature Communications and sheds new light on Richard III’s lineage, his appearance and his identification thanks to his modern relatives.

Watch the videos below to find out more from the researchers themselves:

Richard III – The DNA Analysis & Conclusion

Richard III and the Break in the Male Line

Richard III – Hair and Eye Colour

Is the Skeleton Found in Leicester Richard III?

The Arched Framed Portrait of Richard III – Society of Antiquaries of London

Listen to a podcast on the DNA analysis and conclusions:

And you can view the Press Office's press pack for more background information on the study.

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society