Leicester Mercury: Historian accuses University


A historian has accused the University of Leicester of destroying parts of Richard III's skeleton.

Dr John Ashdown-Hill says it is ethically wrong to continue testing the remains as part of research to find out more about the king's genetic make-up.

The academic, who traced the king's living relations after the bones were discovered underneath a city centre car park in 2012, conceded that a small sample of the 528-year-old remains was needed for identification purposes.

However, he said he did not agree with the latest project to map the former Plantagenet king's genetic make-up.

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