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He was not wearing a helmet

From The Lancet: Richard III was the last king of England to die in battle, but how he died is unknown. On Sept 4, 2012, a skeleton was excavated in Leicester that was identified as Richard. We investigated the trauma to the skeleton with modern forensic techniques, such as conventional CT and micro-CT scanning, to characterise the injuries and establish the probable cause of death. [...] The wounds to the skull suggest that Richard was not wearing a helmet, although the absence of defensive wounds on his arms and hands suggests he was still otherwise armoured. Therefore, the potentially fatal pelvis injury was probably received post mortem, meaning that the most likely injuries to have caused his death are the two to the inferior cranium. h/t DailyKos
2015-01-17 19:17:29
hahaha you wine the interwebz today! In other news, local serfs upset that horseman are not expected to pay a tithe.
2015-01-17 20:01:27
hey, my farrier tax pays for those mud holes.
2015-01-17 20:19:37
^lol. How on earth did he become king with an inferior cranium??
2015-01-18 10:24:20
Inferior craniums pop more easily out of inbred hoo-has. (A sentence I never expected to read, much less type.)
2015-01-18 11:58:37