Confirmation of the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.
The death of this man at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 was the foundation of the Tudor dynasty. Had he survived, the reformation may have taken a different course in England.
At the press conference the lead archaeologist said confirmation was, “beyond a reasonable doubt”, but in the press release of the University of Leicester he referred to it as an, “academic conclusion” – there’s a big debate in the gap between those phrases. On the whole I doubt any serious challenge.