He was not, like the clouds, in the deep bosom of the ocean buried. He was not laid to rest in regalia with his other kings. He was, instead, under a parking lot in the midlands. On Monday, scientists from the University of Leicester confirmed that a skeleton with “a cleaved skull and a curved spine” unearthed in September belongs to the notorious monarch Richard III. Richard Buckley, lead archeologist on the project, announced, “It’s the academic conclusion of the University of Leicester that beyond reasonable doubt the individual exhumed at Grey Friars in September 2012 is indeed Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.” Now is the winter of our disinterment.