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Is King Richard III’s final resting place underneath a car park?

Archaeologists believe they have located the final resting place of King Richard III – underneath a council car park in Leicester, England.

Historical records show that Richard III was buried in the church of a Franciscan friary in Leicester shortly after his defeat and death at the hands of Henry Tudor’s army in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

But the destruction of the friary as Britain’s monasteries were dissolved under Henry VIII and subsequent removal of its stone ruins meant that over the ensuing centuries the king’s exact burial site was forgotten.

Now the mystery of where his body lies could finally be solved after an examination of historical maps by archaeologists located the most likely site for the church, in the car park of a social services office in the centre of Leicester.

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Story: Nick Collins, The Telegraph | Photo: The Telegraph

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