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Have they found Richard III?

Excavation in the parking lot near Southgates and Peacock Lane in Leicester may have finally uncovered the long lost remains of one of England's most famous kings (famous mostly in part to Shakespeare's play. "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" and "Now is the winter of our discontent...").

King Richard III was slain on Bosworth Field ( the last English king to die in battle) which effectively ended The War of the Roses and set Henry VII (father of Henry VIII) on the throne beginning the dynastic reign of the Tudors.

Although further tests need to be undertaken, the early indications (wounds to back and head, etc.) and the position (in the choir of the old Grey Friars church) give archaeologists hope that these will, indeed, prove to be the remains of King Richard III.

Have they found Richard III?