23 Oct 2015: 4.00pm – Guy Nathan Rutty on “The pathology of King Richard III”

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In February this year, the news cycle carried the story of forensic expert who revealed that King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust to the base of the neck which went all the way up into his head.

Well, that was Guy Rutty of the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit (Univ. Leicester) who spotted the wound while examining Richard III’s skull. The investigation was being video-recorded so the moment was captured:

See “Richard III killed by sword thrust upwards into neck,” by Rossella Lorenzi. National Geographic, 12 Feb 2015.


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