Not a Straight Line

Further genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III, whose body was uncovered underneath a Leicester parking lot in 2012, has uncovered a second instance of false paternity, the Guardian reports. It adds that this revelation could call the legitimacy of the entire House of Plantagenet line into question.

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