Richard III Descendent

February 04, 2013  •  3 Comments

Descendent of Richard III

By Paul Rogers

Richard III, the last King of England to be killed in battle, died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Human remains found by archaeologists under a car park in Leicester have now been confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III, by matching its DNA to that of Canadian carpenter living in London, Michael Ibsen. He is a confirmed 17th generation descendent of the King's sister, and I photographed him for The Times last year. Looking at his portrait, and those of the king, the similarities are striking. Here's some of my portraits, with the King's portrait below, judge for yourselves.

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Portrait of Michael Ibsen, descendent of King Richard III Image (R) Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Michael Ibsen, descendent of King Richard III

Portrait of Michael Ibsen, descendent of King Richard III

Pictures by Times Photographer Paul Rogers



Beautiful photos. Do you have any idea how i may be able to contact Michael Ibsen? I live in Manhattan and my family is from the South, possibly related to the platagenet line and we are interested in contacting Michael regarding the DNA results. Anyway - any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
wow..looks like him!
sorry for the third message. just wanted to tell you that i do like the photography very much, so thank you for showing it.
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