REMAINS OF KING RICHARD III OF ENGLAND IDENTIFIED

The centuries-old mystery of King Richard III of England’s burial location was solved when it was announced on February 4, 2013 that the skeletal remains found undisturbed underneath a car park in 2012 belonged to the king.  The discovery has been hailed as one of the great British archaeological finds in the last century.  The announcement of the verification was made by a team of experts from the University of Leicester.   Radiocarbon dating and DNA tests were conducted.  King Richard, who was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, was the last Plantagenet monarch of England.  His defeat and death in battle ushered in the reign of the Tudors.   King Richard III’s grave was found in what was the remains of Greyfriars friary.   Illustration courtesy of Wiki Commons.

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