Mysterious coffin found near British King Richard III’s grave is of a woman

A lead coffin has been found in the ruins of an English medieval church near the grave of British King Richard III. What archaeologists thought was a knight’s skeleton, was actually the skeleton of an elderly woman. Though her identity is a mystery but the excavators announced that she was from a high status and was placed in the tomb in the 13th or 14th century.

Richard III ruled England from 1483. He was killed on the battlefield during the Wars of the Roses in 1485. His rival, Henry Tudor gave Richard received a hurried burial at the Grey Friars monastery. The monastery was later demolished in the 16th century. Grey Friar’s location was unknown until 2012 when archaeologists with the University of Leicester discovered it.

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