Tests that prove Richard III, the last Plantagenet monarch, has been found in a car park behind social services offices in Leicester, were "beyond reasonable doubt", lead archaeologist Richard Buckley told reporters today.
Detailing the extensive research that proves the remains belong to the late king, the city's university researchers revealed that his skull was covered in wounds inflicted at the time of death, he suffered scoliosis and - consistent with accounts of Richard III - had an effeminate build.
Archaeologists previously said there was strong circumstantial evidence to suggest the exhumed bones are those of the king but did not want to make any academic decision before the skeleton was subjected to a number of tests.
Scientists confirmed today that ancient remains found in a Leicester car park belong to Richard III, the country's last Plantagenet king.
Scientists at the University of Leicester will today announce if remains found in Leicester were those of King Richard III.