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King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare’s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power.

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday.

2012-10-09 14:15:44

Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester.

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2012-09-12 20:26:03

Archaeologists are saying they have uncovered some human remains during their search for King Richard III.

'Huge Step Forward' In King Richard III Search Announced By Archaeology Team
2012-09-05 16:32:45

University of Leicester team confirms it has found medieval Grey Friars Church – the burial place of Richard III


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English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Coopworth Sheep
2014-09-24 07:34:54

The Coopworth sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand during the twentieth century. A group of researchers working at Lincoln University began studying the Border Leicester crossbreed, and later the Romney -Border Leicester crossbreed, in hopes of developing ewes that would have a higher reproduction rate. Early results showed some promise, with an increase in lambing of up to thirty percent, which caused the researchers to question whether Border Leicester...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

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