Remains of King Richard III found

DNA analysis has confirned that the skeleton found buried underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England are those of King Richard III. The king, who died in 1485, was demonized in literature and in history as the man who killed two young princes in the Tower of London.

Along with matching DNA to a descendant of his family, batttle wounds and a spinal defect led researchers to believe they have found the correct person.

Richard was killed at the Battled of Bosworth Field and was the last king of the Plantagenet line. He will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral some time next year.

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The articles say the Richard III society hopes this will re-write the history of Richard III, but I don't see how this changes anything. The only thing this discovery confirms is that he's dead, and I don't think that was in dispute.