RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CAR PARK ON CHANNEL 4 TONIGHT
News agencies went into overdrive in 2012, when news broke about the discovery of a skeleton on Leicester council car park.
The story was reported upon globally, as it was suspected that the remains could belong to England’s infamous King Richard III.
The monarch reigned for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of an eponymous play by William Shakespeare.
Tonight Channel 4 will document the hunt for Richard III which has taken place in recent years.
From the discovery of the body, to the whole host of scientific tests which experts used to determine whether or not the remains belonged to the royal family member.
All these tests were carried out in total secret and, to date, no footage of them has been shown to anyone not involved in the investigation.
This evening Channel 4 will reveal every step, twist and turn of the story. It unveils a brand new facial reconstruction made from the skull and – in scenes to be shot just hours before broadcast – reveals the results of the final tests that will confirm or deny the body’s identity.
Tonight, 9pm, Channel 4
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