A skeleton found beneath a Leicester city council car park has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family.
Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley, from the University of Leicester, told a press conference to applause: “Beyond reasonable doubt it’s Richard.” Read full story HERE.
In today’s Guardian, Charlotte Higgins gains access to the composer’s medical notes, which were not available to his biographer, Paul Kildea. She also talks to the senior registrar who looked after Britten in hospital at the time Kildea says he was found to have syphilis. The notes give no indication of venereal disease, even by euphemism, and the cardiologist says the circumstances described by Kildea are ‘rubbish’.
The Canadian who paid £19,500 for a tooth of John Lennon’s turns out to be a dentist who has written a book about celebrities’ teeth. His name is Michael Zuk and he lives in Alberta. If you had toothache in Alberta, would you want to risk being added to his collection? Read more about this at Slipped disc.