Human remains have been found where the grave of King Richard III stood in 1612. Are the remains, found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, actually that of the King?
Richard Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs at the University of Leicester and one of the prime researchers behind the project, said: 'What we have uncovered is truly remarkable and today we will be announcing to the world that the search for King Richard III has taken a dramatic new turn.'
Over the past fortnight, the team has made several major discoveries - which have helped lead them to the monarch’s possible burial spot.
This is a copy of a 16th century painting of King Richard III by an unknown artist.
Richard was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last battle in the Wars of the Roses. He was the last English king to die in battle.
King Richard III was the subject of the play Richard lll by William Shakespeare.
When Richard died on the battlefield it was the end of both the Wars of the Roses and the Plantagenet dynasty -- a turning point in English history
The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster (red rose) and York (white rose) -- whose heraldic symbols were the red rose or the white rose.
Richard was last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty.
The story of the search for King Richard’s remains can be found here.