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WINCHESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British archaeologists are searching for the remains of King Alfred the Great, believed to be buried at a church in Winchester.

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LEICESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Leicester, England, say they are considering ways for the public to pay its respects to the newly identified skeleton of King Richard III.

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LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- King Richard III, who lost his life and crown at Bosworth Field, could join other English monarchs at Westminster Abbey now that his remains have been found.

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Skeleton ID'd as Britain's Richard III

Skeleton ID'd as Britain's Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- DNA testing has confirmed a skeleton found beneath a parking lot in Leicester in Britain is that of the English King Richard III, British researchers say.

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DNA may confirm lost British king is found

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Archaeologists digging for the grave of Britain's King Richard III say "strong circumstantial evidence" suggests a skeleton is that of the lost king.
Resting place of British king sought

Resting place of British king sought

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers searching for Britain's King Richard III say they've discovered the lost ruins of a church considered the site of his 15th century burial.

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Dig identifies site of Battle of Bosworth

MARKET BOSWORTH, England, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- An archaeologist said guns and ammunition have helped him pin down the site of a turning point in English history -- the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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Romanov mystery finally solved

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- All of Tsar's Nicholas II's children died with him 90 years ago: Now it's official.

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Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king of the House of York and the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the central character of a well-known play by William Shakespeare.

When Edward IV died in April 1483, Richard was named as protector of the realm for Edward's son and successor, the 12-year-old Edward V. As the new king travelled to London from Ludlow, Richard met him and escorted him to London, where he was lodged in the Tower. Edward V's brother Richard later joined him there.

A publicity campaign was mounted condemning Edward IV's marriage to the boys' mother, Elizabeth Woodville, as invalid, and therefore rendering their children illegitimate and ineligible for the throne. On 25 June, an assembly of lords and commoners endorsed these claims. The following day, Richard III officially began his reign. He was crowned in July. The two young princes disappeared in August, and there were a number of accusations that the boys were murdered by Richard.

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