POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:07am
NBC News — One of history's greatest mysteries has been solved, researchers say they have located the remains of King Richard III.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have confirmed that the 500 year old remains found under a parking lot in the city of Leicester are indeed those of the infamous king. The parking lot isn't far from the battlefield where Richard III was killed in 1485.
DNA from the skeleton matches a sample taken from a distant living relative of Richard's sister. Shakespeare immortalized King Richard in his play named after the king. The play features the famous lines "Now is the winter of our discontent" and "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."