Exciting News in History today! The University of Leicester has confirmed that the bones found under a parking lot last year are indeed those of Richard III, who died on August 22, 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. The Bones were confirmed by using a DNA sample of a Canadian who is a direct descendent of Richard’s older sister. If you’re interested in this story, check out some of the links below!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/02/04/england-king-richard-remains-identified.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21282241

http://blogs.canoe.ca/brandnewblog/general/old-bones-idd-as-richard-iii-the-london-connection/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/04/richard-iii-dna-bones-king

 

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