Richard III search: woman's skeleton may have been friary founder
Archaeologists from Leicester University announced in September that two sets of human remains had been found amid the foundations of a historic church, located underneath a council car park in the city.
The find captured the nation's attention after it was revealed that one of the skeletons was that of a man with battle wounds and a curved spine, a description fitting accounts of the Plantagenet king.
Now researchers believe the second set of bones could be the remains of the female founder of the Franciscan friary in which the church was located.
Experts said that historical records only name one woman buried within the Church of Grey Friars – Ellen Luenor, who is thought to have helped found or support the friary....
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