The body of King Richard III, Duke of Normandy was discovered under a Leicester parking lot in 2012. Here are 9 Myths that have been debunked since his body was recovered.
1. A royal diet
His bones suggest he ate exotic meat including swan, crane, heron and egret.
2. No hunchback
Despite having scoliosis, tests show his curved spine would have been slight.
3. No withered arm
Skeletal analysis shows he did not have a withered arm.
4. Dental stress
His teeth were worn, perhaps by stress, and decayed from sugar.
5. The King’s appearance
With CT scans, scientists have been able to reconstruct his face.
6. Fotheringhay Castle
His teeth show he moved to the wetter location by the age of seven.
7. Riddled with roundworm
Researchers found his pelvis to be overrun with the parasite.
Yesterday, it was revealed that he drank at least a bottle of wine a day.
9. His death
His skeleton bares 10 battle-related injuries, including what is thought to be a fatal blow to the back of his skull.
Richard III as part of the Six Dukes of Normandy statue in the town square of Falaise.