DNA confirms car-park skeleton is Richard III
February 04, 2013
Academics have confirmed that the skeleton found under a Leicester car park is that of King Richard III.
Archaeologist Richard Buckley from the University of Leicester delivered the verdict that the skeleton, found in August – belonged to the last Plantagenet King.
DNA from the skeleton matches two of Richard III’s maternal line relatives.
The skeleton had severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) – and the onset is believed to have occurred at the time of puberty.
Richard III: King in the Car Park can be seen at 9pm on Channel 4 today.
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