Michael Ibsen
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Richard III descendant's 'shock' at genetic link

A London carpenter has been describing how his quiet life has changed since discovering he is a descendant of the last English king to die in battle - Richard III.

A historian spent years using records and census documents to find descendants of the King's sister Anne and eventually tracked down Michael Ibsen, from Archway, via his mother's side of the family.

Mr Ibsen was contacted by archaeologists who believe they have unearthed the remains of the last Plantagenet king in a Leicester car park and he gave a DNA sample.

  • 27 Sep 2012
  • From the section London