Resurrecting Richard III

Resurrecting Richard III

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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. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting fascinating experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.
ISBN: 9781627891530
Branch Call Number: 942.046 R43s
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Additional Contributors: Johnstone, Gary 1959-
Sanders, Jay O. 1953-


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Jan 11, 2020

Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program "Secrets of the dead" in 2014, this 56-minute documentary recreates the Battle of Bosworth Field (or Battle of Bosworth)---the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that extended across England in the latter half of the 15th century.
It was fought on 22 August 1485, and won by the Lancastrians.
Richard was the last British monarch killed on a battlefield.
His defeat at Bosworth Field marked the end of the Plantagenet Dynasty and the Middle Ages in England, plus the beginning of Tudor reign.
The scientists employ Dominic Smee as a war re-enactor, who happens to have a similar build and medical condition (severe scoliosis) of Richard III.
Dominic Smee is outfitted with 15th Century armor and sword, then trained on medieval horseback combat.
Amazing and fascinating!

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