Secrets of the Dead

Resurrecting Richard III

Wednesday, Sept 24, 10 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, Sept 28, 4 a.m. on Vermont PBS
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In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England - and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.
 

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