This documentary looks at the search for the remains of King Richard III of England (1452-1485). After being killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field (August 22, 1485), his remains were taken...
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This documentary looks at the search for the remains of King Richard III of England (1452-1485). After being killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field (August 22, 1485), his remains were taken to Leicester and it was believed that he was buried at Greyfriars Church. The church no longer exists and its remains were now believed to be under a car park. Phillipa Langley of the Richard III Society convinced archaeologists at the University of Leicester to lead a dig and surprisingly, as it turned out, the first skeleton they found was subsequently proven to be that of the King through DNA tests which showed a match to Canadian Michael Ibsen, a direct descendant of Richard III's sister.Written by
Broadcast in North America by the Smithsonian Channel under the title "The King's Skeleton: Richard III Revealed". A few months after the U.S. premiere, the Smithsonian Channel aired Secrets: Richard III Revealed (2013), an episode of the one-hour series "Secrets" which focused on the same material. The series "Secrets" was a British-Canadian co-production known internationally as "Treasures Decoded", but the "Richard III Revealed" episode is not listed among episodes shown outside the U.S. Since the Smithsonian Channel secured exclusive broadcast rights in North America for this documentary, it could presumably use material from the film to create the somewhat shorter "Secrets" episode, but distributors of "Treasures Decoded" elsewhere around the globe may not have had the same permission to feature material from the documentary. See more »