- The skeleton had suffered severe trauma to the skull and had metal arrow in its back
- It had a curved spine, consistent with accounts of Richard III's appearance
- The remains were found in the area where the king was recorded to have been buried after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
- DNA taken from the skeleton has been analysed and compared with that of Michael Ibsen, a descendant of Richard III's family.
- Radiocarbon tests and genealogical studies have taken place
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.