University of Leicester scientists have made a gruesome discovery beneath a parking lot within the city's boundaries.
"Richard III, the last Plantaganet King of England, has been found," said the university's deputy registrar, Richard Taylor, in an Associated Press report.
Researches unearthed the skeletal remains last year, but tests now indicate that they belong "beyond reasonable doubt" to the monarch, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, humiliated and hated, overthrown and defeated by the army of Henry Tudor — who subsequently ruled as King Henry VII.
The whereabouts of King Richard's remains has been a 500-year mystery, the AP reports.
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