The skeleton found in a car park in Leicester last August has been positively identified as that of England’s lost king, Richard III.
At a press conference held at the University of Leicester today, Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the project, announced that the DNA evidence proves “beyond reasonable doubt the individual exhumed at Grey Friars on September 12th is indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England”.
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While the DNA results have yet to officially come back, it appears that the body found under a car park in Leicester actually does belong to Richard III. At least that’s according to the Telegraph, who reported that the team working at the University of Leicester has some as yet unrevealed information that confirms his identity. However, the University of Leicester has issued a statement saying that this isn’t true and there is no new information that they haven’t shared with the rest of us. Despite very strong circumstantial evidence, we will still have to wait for the results, which are expected “early in the new year”, to be absolutely sure.
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