The final resting place of the former English King has been rediscovered after more than 528 years.
Archaeologists had recently pinpointed the location of Richard's lost grave to an area in Leicester now used as a car park, but in order to know for sure it was necessary to dig the place up and see if anything could be found underneath. Sure enough, last September skeletal remains were uncovered at the site and removed so that they could be tested. The results of research aimed at identifying the skeleton had been kept under wraps until now.
King Richard III is believed to have died in the battle of Bosworth Field which took place in 1485, the skeletal remains were found to exhibit damage to the skull and ribs consistent with the injuries he was thought to have sustained in the battle. The place at which he was found was once the site of a medieval church which fell in to disrepair and was eventually forgotten over the centuries.
"A skeleton found under a council car in Leicester has been confirmed “beyond reasonable doubt” as that of King Richard III who died in the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485."
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