As many of you know, a wonderful piece of research led by Leicester University has proved that bones found in a Leicester car park are the skeleton of King Richard III buried in 1485. A key part of the evidence was a perfect match between the mitochondrial DNA in the bones and two living relatives. Two separate maternal lines were researched one leading to a Mr Ibsen and the other to someone who prefers to remain anonymous. Both gave a perfect match. It is not the sort of study you or I could do, but it proves the process brilliantly.