Richard III Found

Posted: February 5, 2013 in History
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Arcaheologists have confirmed that a skeleton which was found under a council car park last year in Leicester, does indeed belong to Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, and the last English king to die in battle.

Following the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, the decisive battle at the end of the War of the Roses beyween the houses of Lancaster and York, in which he was slain, his body was buried at Greyfriars Church, and then subsequently lost to history, until last year.  DNA tests on a descendent of his sister have now proven the skeleton as being that of Richard III.

Where he will be reburied is still being decided.

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