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September 17, 2014

"A helmet. A helmet. My kingdom for a helmet!"

Richard III Killed by Sustained Attack, Suffering 9 Wounds to Head The forensic study of Richard's remains has revealed that the doomed king—the last English monarch to die in combat—suffered 11 wounds at the time of his death at Bosworth Fields in 1485. Nine of these were to his apparently unprotected head, two of them "nonsurvivable."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 17, 2014 5:30 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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He was only thirty-three when he died. You see any young people willing to serve their country like he did? Oh, wait. Our military is full of men and women that put their asses on the line every day.

He was King of England at the time of the battle. You see our leader willing to step out in front of all the grand plans and strategies he advocates? Oh, wait, it's tee time.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 18, 2014 6:34 AM

I loved new.msn.com's headline: "King Richard III died painfully on battlefield"

Which prompted me to ask, "Doesn't everyone who dies in battle die painfully?"

Anyway, here's the video from The Lancet.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 18, 2014 4:33 PM

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