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The bones found in Leicester are “Beyond reasonable doubt” belonged to King Richard III of England. Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 durring the final conflict of the War of the Roses when the last Plantaganet king was deposed by the Tudor dynasty.
DNA tests have confirmed the bones do belong to him. He will be reburried next year at Leicester Cathedral. Speculating who will represent the Birtish Royal Family it seem likely that the current Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard, will represent the Queen at the ceremony. Prior to becomeing King, Richard III was also Duke of Gloucester. The current Duke of Gloucester is also patron of The Richard III Society, an organization which has sought to correct the misunderstandings and reputation of the once controversial king.