Richard III – New Spine Research

 
Shakespearean truth is theatrical truth, so is crunched, condensed and bended to fit the stage.
The same seems to apply for the spine of King Richard III…
 
New research confirms the side bending scoliosis and the higher right shoulder, though in combination with the found spiral helix form, King Richard III might have appeared normal to observers and rather un-handicapped in his movements.
 
This rather limits the potential timeframe of the ‘revealing’ of his ‘deformity’ down to his naked exposure in Leicester after his death. And, via the told and re-told versions of a century, enhanced and sensationalised, the stage version of Shakespeare’s King Richard III comes out.
 


 
Published report about the scientific reconstruction of King Richard III’s spine:
Research done by the University of Leicester in co-operation with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Leicester.
(Copyright of the included material: University of Leicester)
 

 
Interactive model of the spine here:

(Copyright: University of Leicester)
 
Explanations and interview with Professor Bruno Morgan and Dr Piers Mitchell about their spine reconstruction here via SoundCloud:

 


 
Further background articles on the topic:
 

  • Antiquity: ‘The king in the car park’: new light on the death and burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars church, Leicester, in 1485, by Richard Buckley, Mathew Morris, Jo Appleby, Turi King, Deirdre O’Sullivan and Lin Foxhall (Antiquity, Volume: 87, Number: 336, Page: 519–538)
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  • Timees Literary Supplement (TLS): Richard Crookback, by Sarah Knight and Mary Ann Lund (06.02.2013)
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  • Scoliosis Research Society: Idiopathic Scoliosis

 
 


 
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February 24, 2014

Richard III: Historian accuses University of Leicester of ‘destroying’ parts of skeleton (by Peter Warzynski, Leicester Mercury)


February 24, 2014

The Audley Case of 1431 (by sighthound6, murreyandblue (Blog))


February 20, 2014

Philippa Langley – The King’s Grave: the Search for Richard III (Hexham Book Festival (Event))


February 20, 2014

Talk about finding Richard III (Chad.co.uk)


February 19, 2014

Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference (by University of Leicester, InLoughborough)


February 18, 2014

Richard III – The Unburied King (by Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious.com (Blog))


February 18, 2014

How archaeology is turning monarchs into superheroes (by Jill Hamilton, Presented by Robyn Williams, Ockham’s Razor (ABC, RN Australia))


February 16, 2014

Sudeley Castle opens private rooms to the public (Cotswold Journal)


February 15, 2014

King Richard III to be put on trial (by Isaac Ashe, Hinckley Times)


February 13, 2014

Richard III’s ‘Battle of Bosworth flag’ sold at Suffolk auction (BBC News)


 

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