Experts believe they've found the final resting place of King Alfred the Great - born in Oxfordshire, who died almost 600 years earlier than Richard the third - in 899 AD.
So could an unmarked grave in the grounds of a Hampshire church - really hold the secret of the Saxon King's remains? Fred spoke to Professor Martin Biddle from Oxford University to find out.
This week, it was revealed a battle-scarred skull and bones found under a car park in Leicester was that of King Richard III. But now there are calls to investigate whether his illegitimate son really is buried in a churchyard in Kent.
In the grounds of St Mary's Church in Eastwell, near Ashford, there is a tombstone for Richard Plantagenet - who is thought to have lived in the village - until he died in 1550. John Ryall investigates.