Skeleton discoveries are rewriting the history books

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THE suspected remains of kings have been dug up in other parts of the country, with a skeleton unearthed beneath a Leicester car park believed to be that of Richard III.

Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones of the skeleton matched descendants of the monarch’s family.

Challenged by Henry Tudor, Richard, the last Plantagenet king, was killed in battle at Bosworth in 1485 after only two years on the throne. He was just 32. He was given a hurried burial in the centre of Leicester.