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DNA Confirms Excavated Bones are King Richard III


Evidence of a number of wounds were found on Richard III's skeleton but the face area was largely unmarked, apart from a sliced cheekbone.(Photo: University of Leicester and Jeff Over)

In Shakespeare's "Richard III," the king was described as a hunchback with a withered arm, who murdered his own nephews in his climb to the throne.

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Who can forget Sir Laurence Olivier's version of the Shakespearean drama, in which Olivier, playing the murderous king, cries out as he faces his certain death?

"A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"

History says he met his demise in the Battle of Bosworth, in 1485.

Now, after scientists announced they've found and identified Richard III's bones, new questions are emerging about the king and his true nature.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with novelist Anne Easter Smith about the differing views of King Richard III.