It was supposed to his crowning glory, the climax of a life spent hunting for the remains of Richard III.
So imagine the horror for Dr John Ashdown-Hill when the University of Leicester discovered the dead king and didn’t bother to tell him.
The jilted doc complained the University “airbrushed” him out of celebrations when they found Richard’s 500-year-old skeleton.
The (supposed) prince-murdering hunchback was found buried under a Leicester car park in September last year.
In his book, The Last Days of Richard III, Dr John speculated that the king was buried in the lost Church of the Greyfriars in Leicester.