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Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

Clip: Season 13 Episode 6 | 2m 20s

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A team of scientists has traveled to Richard’s birthplace in Northamptonshire to find out if he was a fit and capable warrior at the Battle of Bosworth. By analyzing the chemical isotopes in Richard’s teeth, legs and ribs, they can create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS.

Aired: 09/24/14 | Rating: NR

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