King Richard III: Has his Skeleton been found under a Parking Lot?

Shakespeare mocked him. The Tudors reviled him. Historians painted him as a bloodthirsty monster. But they couldn’t get rid of him. Now, almost 530 years after his death, a skeleton belonging to King Richard III has been found under a parking lot in Leicester. Here’s more from Fox News:

He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will inspire new research into his maligned history.

University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries. “Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, has been found,” said the university’s deputy registrar, Richard Taylor…

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