An academic paper on the archaeology search for King Richard III, reveals for the first time specific details of the grave dug for his corpse.
The paper reveals that Richard III was 'casually placed in a badly prepared grave' – suggesting gravediggers were in a hurry to bury him.
It also reveals that he was placed in an 'odd position' and the torso crammed in.
King Richard III's remains were discovered in the Greyfriars area of the city in September last year.
Relatives of Richard III, whose body was unearthed in Leicester, have won the right to challenge plans to rebury his remains in the city.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is on display today in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour.
Members of the Richard III Society and other dignitaries held a rose-laying ceremony today at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.