I wrote earlier about a recent excavation in Leicester, England to find and identify what is believed to be remains of King Richard III. The king, the last Plantagenet, ruled England from 1483 until he was defeated and killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It is believed his body was brought to Leicester - but the exact whereabouts of the church have become lost over time. Using old records, archaeologists identified the location as being underneath a present-day car park.
An article in The Telegraph states that the remains have now been positively identified as those of Richard III. However, authorities apparently are withholding the news until a television documentary is broadcast in January.
You can read more in The Telegraph at http://goo.gl/eMHxy.
My thanks to newsletter reader John Rees for telling me about this story.