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Europe Richard III's remains identified, but was he really Shakespeare's villain? (+video)

Though Richard's final resting place has been subject of long debate among historians, scientists announced today the skeleton found in the English city of Leicester is that of the 15th-century king.

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He was immortalized as one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, and his death brought the Wars of the Roses to a close and ushered in a new royal dynasty. But despite his lasting fame and place in history, King Richard III's final resting place had been long debated by historians.