Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:14 AM
cali (114,904 posts)
I think this is kind of interesting: The descendent of Richard III who they used for
a DNA match- he's a direct descendent of Richard's sister, actually bears quite a strong resemblance to the famous portrait of Richard III. At least I think so.
Here's a link to the story and photo:
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I think this is kind of interesting: The descendent of Richard III who they used for (Original post)
|Ganja Ninja||Feb 2013||#6|
Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #6)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:55 PM
muriel_volestrangler (83,279 posts)
In reality, it all comes down to the Act of Settlement of 1701, which restricts the crown to the descendants of Sophia of Hanover. But, even if it's a question of property, he's not a descendant of Richard III, but of his sister Anne - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_York,_Duchess_of_Exeter . She or her descendants weren't deprived of property; at the time of death of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III, she didn't have any male descendants, so they couldn't have inherited the throne then. Henry VII married Edward IV's daughter (Henry VIII was their son) to give his family a claim to the crown though both York and Lancaster.
Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)
Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:39 AM
Staph (3,640 posts)
9. The facial reconstruction was done!
It looks a great deal like the paintings of Richard.
Check out the article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21328380
Response to cali (Original post)
Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:43 AM
Honeycombe8 (19,444 posts)
13. That's amazing. How interesting is THAT?! I don't think he looks like the King except around the
around the mouth area. Otherwise, I'd never say they look related at all.