Two academics say that there is doubt that the skeleton found in the car park in 2013 did belong to Richard the III. However, the original researchers have published their work in peer reviewed journals, whereas the doubters have not. It is a shame for such a captivating discovery to now be overshadowed by scepticism.
Having read all the evidence I personally believe that the skeleton is that of Richard of York. But then my mind may be being dominated by the part of me that wants to believe, as I am particularly fascinated by Richard.
Nevertheless, the study is a great example of history and science coming together and debate is always healthy. The University of Leicester are continuing to make the papers available to the public as work continues: http://www.le.ac.uk/richardiii/
Such was the certainty with which a twisted skeleton found in a Leicester car park was identified last year as the remains of Richard III that a High Court battle is being fought over the right to decide where to bury the fallen monarch. But confirmation “beyond reasonable doubt” that the hunchbacked king demonised by Shakespeare was found has been challenged by two leading academics, who claim there can be no confidence that the bones belong to Richard.