Contact Us

Skeletal Remains of King Richard lll Found Under Parking Garage in England

King Crown
Getty Images, photo by Oli Scarff

Scientists in England believe they have found the skeletal remains of Richard lll who was king of England for two years from 1483-1485. When Richard lll ruled England there was a war going on over the throne, it was known as the War of the Roses. His army was defeated and Richard lll was killed in battle and the crown was taken over by King Henry Vll. Since 1485, no one was sure where Richard lll’s body was buried, but records showed he may have been laid to rest by Franciscan Monks at their church 100 miles north of London.

The church has long been destroyed, but using map regression analysis, it was found a church once stood where a parking garage stands now. Ground penetrating radar was used to find the best place to dig. It only took about a week when they found skeletal remains of an adult male who appeared to die in battle. Scientists are convinced its Richard lll remains because DNA test were taken that matched a DNA sample of a distant relative of Richard lll’s sister.

Best of B98.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Stinger's Scoop Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Stinger's Scoop Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.