04/02/2013 06:54 GMT | Updated 06/02/2013 03:11 GMT

Richard III: First Pictures Of Plantagenet King's Battle-Wounded Skeleton Emerge

Tests on a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester have confirmed that the remains belong to Richard III, archaeologists have said.

The first pictures of the remains emerged on Monday morning, just before scientists and historians from the University of Leicester announced at a press conference that DNA evidence as well as battle-inflicted injuries and the age of the skeleton suggest they were the remains of England's last Plantagenet King.

DNA taken from the skeleton was analysed and compared with that of Michael Ibsen, a descendant of Richard III's family.