Thursday, September 27, 2012

Michael Ibsen: From cabinet-maker to kingmaker

His genetic profile holds the key to what could be one of the most remarkable archaeological stories of recent times.

 Experts have, against the odds, found bones beneath a Leicester car park which fit the known details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

 And Michael Ibsen, a Canadian-born cabinet-maker from Paddington in London who is a descendant of Richard III's sister Anne, admits the link makes "the hair go up on my neck".

 If the DNA of the battle-scarred skeleton with a twisted back proves to be a close enough match to that of 55-year-old Mr Ibsen, a chapter in history will have a new ending.

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