King Richard III, who ruled England for two short years before being killed in battle, drank up to a bottle of wine a day and feasted on royal birds such as swan, heron, and egret once he ascended to the throne in 1483, according to a new isotopic analysis of his bones and teeth reported on by BBC. Excavation and detailed analysis of the king’s remains have shed new light on the man immortalized as an evil hunchback in Shakespeare’s play.
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