Not only have British experts reconstructed the face of king Richard III - they have recreated what he may have sounded like.
Despite being the patriarch of the House of York, Richard likely spoke with an accent associated with West Midlands rather than northern England, according to language expert Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester's School of English.
"That's an accent you might well see in London," Shaw said.
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The researcher used two letters penned by England's last medieval king more than 500 years ago to investigate Richard III's language, spelling and grammar.
While secretaries would have written most of the king's letters, two missives seem to be original.
One letter was written in 1469, when Richard was still the Duke of Gloucester, the other dates to 1483, when he was king.
In the first letter Richard, who was traveling with Edward IV to quell a disturbance in Yorkshire, urgently asks for a loan of £100 from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. To emphasize the urgency of his request, the king added a two-line note in his own hand.