An annual poll has revealed that Richard 111 remains the most fascinating figure in the eyes of historians and the public.
The Guardian reports that the BBC History Magazine History Hot 100 puts Richard at number one for the second year running.
This may partly be helped by the discovery of his remains in a council car park in Leicester in 2012.
The Guardian says that this reignited interest in a king whose reputation as a “deformed sadist burns enduringly bright because of Shakespeare.”
His reburial in Leicester Cathedral was broadcast live on TV in March last year.
Robert Attar, BBC History Magazine’s editor, said: “He is someone who fascinates people and is the only king that I know of who has several societies dedicated to him. Richard also divides people like few others.”