To help them, the BBC Leicester pages have posted a guide to the English kings whose bodies have gone missing.
- Alfred the Great (he may be somewhere under Winchester)
- Harold II (who was shot in they eye at the Battle of Hastings - what happened next is unclear)
- Henry I (it might be worth searching under Reading)
- Stephen (last seen in Faversham in Kent)
- Edward V (he may be buried in Westminster Abbey, but may well not. Richard III adds: They always drag that up, don't they?)
- Oliver Cromwell (shurely shome mishtake?)
- James II (and VII of Scotland - he died in exile in Paris, and his tomb was sacked in the French Revolution)
Workmen rediscovered the vault by accident in 1813 and found a velvet draped coffin with the missing monarch's name on it. To satisfy their curiosity, a group of notables opened the casket and, sure enough, found a body with a detached head and a pointy beard.