A 3D model of the spine of King Richard III has revealed the king suffered from prominent scoliosis. The most recent findings of Richard’s remains, which were hastily buried without shroud or coffin, reveals that his spine shows strong evidence of scoliosis. Richard III was popularized in Shakespearean literature as a
An examination of the remains of King Richard III has found he suffered from the spine-curving condition known as scoliosis, and he may have undergone some painful treatments in order to straighten it out. At the time, scoliosis was generally thought to be caused by an imbalance in the body's humors.