Stirling Castle knight identified

The skeletal remains of a knight found at Stirling Castle in Scotland have been identified as those of English nobleman Sir John de Stricheley, who died in 1341. De Stricheley was probably killed by a Scottish arrow.

Researchers who identified the knight were surprised that they were able to identify the remains through documents. "When you start with something that was less than optimal, the chances of getting it back to even a possible name is much better that we could even have expected," said forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black of the University of Dundee.

Experts had earlier reconstructed the face of the Stirling Castle knight.