Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being hailed as the most complete forensic study ever conducted on a medieval monarch, experts from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey have uncovered new details about the life of King Richard III by analyzing his bone and tooth chemistry. Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from the Britain's last Plantagenet king has uncovered previously unknown details about his early life, as well as the change in his diet 26 months before his death at the Battle of Bosworth, the researchers explained. The evidence they discovered indicates a change in diet and location in his early childhood, and suggests that he consumed expensive, high-status food and drink later on in life. The study, published in the latest edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science, used isotope measurements associated with geographical location, pollution and diet (strontium, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon and lead) in three locations on Richar

Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.

Mon 18 Aug 14 from BBC News

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered ...

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Richard III bone chemistry reveals royal life of luxury

Isotope analysis of the bones of the last Plantagenet king has revealed fascinating details about how he lived his life.

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Tooth, Bone Analysis Yields New Revelations About Life Of Richard III

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being hailed as the most complete forensic study ever conducted on a medieval monarch, experts from the University of Leicester ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from RedOrbit

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