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Remains confirmed as King Richard III

LEICESTER, England — Until it was discovered beneath a city parking lot last fall, the skeleton had lain unmarked, and unmourned, for more than 500 years.

Friars fearful of the men who slew him in battle buried the man in haste, naked and anonymous, without a winding sheet, rings, or personal adornments of any kind, in a space so cramped his cloven skull was jammed upright and askew against the head of his shallow grave.

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