Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/11/2010

London’s National Portrait Gallery Finds Relics of English King Richard II in Its Basement

LONDON.- An archivist at the National Portrait Gallery has found relics from the tomb of King Richard II while cataloguing the papers of its first Director Sir George Scharf (1820-1895). Among the hundreds of diaries and notebooks left behind in boxes not opened for years were contents from the coffin of a medieval English king, and sketches of his skull and bones. for more click here

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