England's King Richard III Skeleton Shocks Scientists Who Bone Up 500 Years Later

No we know what it means "to come to no good end." The medieval king portrayed by Shakespeare as a homicidal tyrant who killed his two young nephews in order to ascend the throne was found beneath the ruins of an old church; DNA from his bones matches that of a living descendant of the monarch's sister.

The lead archaeologist, Richard Buckley, pronounced the individual exhumed as King Richard III, the last Plantagenet kind of England. The nearly intact skeleton bore signs of trauma to the skull and of scoliosis, a curvature of the spine consistent with contemporary descriptions of Richard's appearance.

Richard III is to be buried at Leicester Cathedral, a few steps away from where the king's body lay for nearly 528 years.