A skeleton excavated in September may be revealed as that of King Richard III. University of Leicester will share their findings with media and the public after scientists finish working "up to the wire" to carbon date the remains and DNA test against a distant descendant.
Richard III was cut down in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field after reigning only two years. Many believe the body was buried by Franciscans near the altar of the church where the remains were found. Richard was the "hunchback king" of Shakespeare fame and the skeleton's scoliosis contributed to the circumstantial evidence ahead of Monday's genetic results announcement.