I am getting a Hitlers Diaries, Piltdown Man vibe about this Richard III discovery.
Lets start off with the supposed DNA proof. This presumed descendent of Richard is said to share his mitochondrial (female line) DNA. No one seems to have pointed out that the DNA would also be found in all his grandmothers sisters, great grandmothers sisters and so on back through time. You could have the supposed Richard III's DNA and so could I. So this proves nothing.
The body has a twisted spine. Josephine Tey in her book, Daughter of Time proves that the hunchback story, the twisted man is Tudor propaganda so out goes that little gem.
Finally (perhaps), would not the body have been bought back to London to show the people that he was dead. That was the way they did things back then?
This is a handy little story to get the University of Leicester some publicity particularly handy with education cuts abounding and also gets the royals some welcome publicity as surely the Queen must be by now thinking of stepping down to allow her moronic son to get on the throne.
Opinions and counter arguements welcome. C