I’ve been waiting for the DNA results on the skeleton which was found in a car park in Leicester last year and they’ve just come through on BBC News 24 – sure enough, it is Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England. I was fairly sure that it would turn out to be him and I really wanted it to be him – don’t ask me why! I suppose he’ll get a better resting place now. It is the end of the line for the Plantagenets though as the lady whose DNA was used to confirm the match has no children and she and her brother, also childless, were the only living descendants according to the experts in that sort of thing.
4 February 2013 11:39