Scientists have revealed previously unknown details about King Richard III's lifestyle after cutting edge research into his bones.
The joint work by the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottingham and the University of Leicester, used a process called Isotope analysis, testing for chemical structures to give clues about where Richard III lived at certain times of his life, and the food he was eating at the time.
By looking at the teeth, a femur and a rib, the scientists saw a change in the king's diet from childhood, to when he would have eaten lavishly in later life after being crowned king..
Dr Angela Lamb, Isotope Geochemist and lead author of the paper said:
"The chemistry of Richard III's teeth and bones reveal changes in his geographical movements, diet and social status throughout his life."
The finding from the research will feature in a Channel 4 documentary tonight at 9pm.
Today will be the last Battle of Bosworth reenactment before King Richard III will be reburied in Leicester.
This year marks the 529th anniversary of the famous battle which saw the death of Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII.
It was a mystery what happened to the king's remains after the battle, until in 2012 his bones were unearthed underneath a council car park in Leicester city centre attracting worldwide media attention.
His remains will now be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.
Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for heritage, said:
"We've extended the battle arena this year as there has been a terrific demand from re-enactors to take part. It should be a spectacular sight as there's a lot more going on - but we've also frozen prices for another year."
The reenactment will take place on today and tomorrow at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, Sutton Cheney.
King Richard III's remains will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral on 26th March 2015.
A service will be held on the day to remember the life and death of the only Monarch of England without a marked grave.
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We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.
Work's starting there ahead of the reinterment almost two years after the bones were found underneath a council car park in the city.
Work will start today at Leicester Cathedral ahead of the planned reinterment of King Richard III's remains.
The king was found beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012.
The date for the reburial is yet to be revealed.
In May relatives of the king lost a High Court battle to have him reburied in York.
Leicester Cathedral have confirmed they have appointed a contractor to prepare the Cathedral for the return of King Richard III next year.
Work is due to begin in August and continue until January to create a special place of honour for the King's tomb.
FWA Conservation will not make the tomb itself.
The Bishop of Leicester has described a new sculpture which was unveiled at the opening of Leicester Cathedral's new gardens.
Reverend Tim Stephens, said:
The sculpture comprises steel plates which take us on a journey through the events of that day when Richard III was killed at the battle of Bosworth... We see the silhouette of the king mounted on a horse, falling from his horse, engaged in battle, finally slain and removed from the battlefield.
The MP for York Central has urged the Government to hold a meeting with civic and church leaders from both Leicester and York, to ensure King Richard III's funeral does not exclude those from the North of England.
Hugh Bayley asked the Civil Liberties Minister Simon Hughes to attend a discussion about the King's reburial but he refused saying the matter had already come before the courts.
The King's remains will be re-buried at Leicester Cathedral next year.
Richard III is back. His statue which was first unveiled in 1980 has been fully restored and moved to a new home.
It was removed from Castle Gardens in Leicester last month and has been unveiled at Cathedral Gardens.
Leicestershire has seen an £86million pound boost in tourism since the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.
Most of the money was spent on hotels and visitor attractions. And with the reburial of the king taking place next year, that figure is expected to grow further.