The team that began the search for the resting place of Richard III has not only uncovered the church where he was believed to be buried, but now they've found bones. DNA samples have been taken and will require two to three months to test, so we can't yet say the bones are definitely Richard's, but it's nonetheless an exciting development. How will scholars verify the DNA? They'll match it against a Canadian furniture-maker who genealogists have confirmed is descended from Richard's older sister, Anne of York.
Find out more in these articles:
- The grave of a Monarch? Search for King Richard III's body finds human remains...
Extensive feature by Eddie Wrenn at the Daily Mail includes several photos
- Richard III Car Park Dig Finds Human Remains
Article at Sky News
- Richard III diggers find bones
Feature at the Belfast Telegraph
- 'Stunning' find in the search for grave of king Richard III; Canadian descendant to have DNA tested for proof
Article at the Montreal Gazette
- Human remains found in hunt for King Richard III's grave
Article by Stephanie Pappas at NBC News
- British, Canadian researchers uncover human remains at potential burial site of Richard III
Article at Calgary Herald