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This month we look at the incredible work behind the discovery of King Richard III's remains. Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester used mitochondrial DNA to help identify a 500-year old skeleton as being that of King Richard III. As part of a wider toolbox of scientific and historical methods, her work traces a line from current femail descendants, to the last English king to die in battle.

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