The earthly remains of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England have been identified in a grave uncovered in a parking lot in the city of Leicester, England, home of DNA fingerprinting. Richard was king for just two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. His demise made inglorious by Shakespeare in the eponymous play led to the accession of Henry VII first king of the House of Tudor. Richard's remains were buried without pomp at the time and were only uncovered in 2012 by an archeological dig at the site of the Franciscan monastic community, Greyfriars, since covered by the process of urbanization and a modern parking lot. Researchers at the University of Leicester, renowned for its DNA sequencing prowess, applied their skills to analyzing the bones. The data they obtained coupled with DNA testing of living descendents of the king and historical evidence proved in February 2013, beyond reasonable doubt, that the grave was indeed the last resting place of Richard III. Wits have repeatedly suggested that they always did plantagenetically test the remains and that he owes the biggest parking fine in history. The cities of York and Leicester are now arguing about where the hearse should take Richard's remains to be reburied ceremonially.
A hearse, a hearse, a king for a hearse