It was announced yesterday, 4 February, that the bones found in a car park in Leicester, were that of the late Richard III, King of England.
He died in battle in 1485, losing in battle as a Lancastrian to the Yorkist forces of Henry Tudor, who usurped him and became King Henry VII.
After taking DNA tests from the bones that were found, and that of the descendants of the late King, it was confirmed that the remains were that of the English monarch. The postmortem of his death was that he died from severe blows to the head by a sharp instrument, and his body showed the signs that he had been injured in at least 10 places. His bone structure also predominantly shows a large curvature of the spine… something that the late sovereign was renowned for in history.
It has been announced that the late King’s remains will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, and that some kind of Royal funeral will be held for him… although a State Funeral, which is a right for a Sovereign, has been ruled out because of the passage of time.