I don't mean he's hiding out as a valet with an orange vest ("does this clash with my crown?"), I mean that after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 where his forces were scrambled by that of the earl of Richmond, Mr. Tudor, soon to be known as Henry VII, father of Henry VIII, Richard's corpse was conveyed to a local Franciscan Friary where it was buried. But over the years, not only was the famous battlefield's location lost, but also, so it seems, was Richard. Is that any way to treat an anointed king of England?
The friary fell to disrepair and is believed to be under a parking lot, or, as they say in England, a "car park."
According to a BBC article, the hunt is on to find him.
Richard Buckley, of the University of Leicester archaeology service, said: "The big question for us is determining the whereabouts of the church on the site and also where in the church the body was buried.
"Although in many ways finding the remains of the king is a long shot, it is a challenge we shall undertake enthusiastically."
The team will use ground-penetrating radar to help find the best places to dig...
Philippa Langley, of the Richard III Society, said: "Although local people like Alderman Herrick in 1612 knew precisely where he was buried - and Herrick was able to show visitors a handsome stone pillar marking the king's grave in his garden - nevertheless at the same time unlikely stories were spread of Richard's bones being dug up and thrown into the river Soar."
University of Leicester spokesman Richard Taylor said: "If remains are found that are suspected to be those of Richard III, they will be subject to DNA analysis at the University of Leicester where DNA fingerprinting was originally discovered."
If the royal remains are found during the two-week excavation, they will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, a team spokesman said.
Let's hope they find him and put him to rest in a more suitable location. I mean, let's face it. He had enough problems. See the full article here.