Every British school child learns about this king, who died in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth.
Shakespeare also wrote a play about him - and the image that comes down thru history is of an evil, scheming king- who maybe killed his two young nephews to become king.
But now historians and scientists at the University of Leicester have found the skeleton of a man....who had a spine deformity and battle injuries....
This week the DNA trail was confirmed - from descendants who live in Canada - that these bones are that of King Richard.
The skeleton will be given a reburial in Leicester Cathedral. It should boost tourism to this part of the UK.
Britain has a lot of historical remains, in the most surprising places!!