A big announcement was made Monday in Leicester, England.
London native Michael Ibsen, now living in England, is the 17th great grandnephew of King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485
The Leicester Mercury reports that Ibsen, whose mother Joy (Brown) transferred the royal DNA, was taken to a private room in University of Leicester where the stunning news was delivered.
Michael called the news “too amazing for words.”
Michael’s father Norm was a longtime employee of The London Free Press. I met him once as a student.
His mother also worked at The Free Press for a short time.
DNA continues to be a boon of discovery.
I think this story is pretty cool.
What do you know about Richard III? Do you think he had his nephews murdered to ascend the throne? Good thing Michael was way, way down the line.
Here is the Leicester Mercury story.