Part of the excitement revolves around the extent to which Shakespeare's portrait of Richard as a hunchback was true.
These discoveries will contribute a fascinating new light in the Oxford
Experience course "The Life and Times of Richard III" which will run
from 7 - 13 July 2013.
Jackie Duff, the tutor for the course, said:
"Since his death at Bosworth in 1485 the actions of King Richard III
have courted controversy. Was he the despotic monarch, murderous uncle,
cold-hearted hunchback described by Shakespeare or were his deeds
driven by other, more well-meaning motives? The human remains
discovered in Leicester this summer may be those of Richard and prove
his physical deformity a myth, but it is unlikely to quell those other
controversial aspects of his life which this course aims to examine."