Two academics say that there is doubt that the skeleton found in the car park in 2013 did belong to Richard the III. However, the original researchers have published their work in peer reviewed journals, whereas the doubters have not. It is a shame for such a captivating discovery to now be overshadowed by scepticism.

Having read all the evidence I personally believe that the skeleton is that of Richard of York. But then my mind may be being dominated by the part of me that wants to believe, as I am particularly fascinated by Richard.

Nevertheless, the study is a great example of history and science coming together and debate is always healthy. The University of Leicester are continuing to make the papers available to the public as work continues: