What is less well known is that statistical methods used in forensics and many other disciplines were also used by the Leicester-based Richard III Research Team to bring all this evidence together in order to declare that the skeleton found was that of the last Plantagenet King.
King Richard III’s involvement in one of the most notorious and emotive mysteries in English history may be a step closer to being confirmed following a new study by Professor Tim Thornton of the University of Huddersfield.
Love him or hate him, Richard III is a king that has captured people’s imaginations ever since his death on the battlefield at Bosworth. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Chris Skidmore about the man he calls England’s most controversial king.
Read an excerpt from the newly published book, Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth, by Mike Ingram.
This paper examines the Usurpation of Richard III in 1483 and the events leading up to it.
The remains of a 13th century monastic site, Greyfriars in Leicester, which was the burial place of King Richard III, has been granted protection by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
In this issue: Vikings, zombies, medieval music, stew, and celebrating 600 years of London’s history.
Leicester Cathedral has digitised and published the personal prayer book of King Richard III.
The latest run of the free ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, will be launching on Monday 27 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England.
The Richard III Foundation has announce the schedule for its 2016 annual symposium, which is under the theme: ‘King Richard III: Politics, Power and People’.
This week, Susan Abernethy brings us an article on Lady Katherine Gordon.
A review of Dominic Selwood’s, ‘Spies, Sadists, and Sorcerers: The History you Weren’t Taught in School’
Today we’re hosting Kristie Dean’s “On the Trail of the Yorks” book tour, featuring Anne of Exeter.
The Golden Age Theatre Company, who put on this reboot of Richard’s life, tried to portray a different side of the story
Turi King discusses some of the more humorous circumstances surrounding Richard III’s discovery, the science behind the dig, and the media onslaught that ensued.
This essay will adopt a chronological approach in an attempt to assess when, how, and why the concept of ‘deformity’ or disfigurement became so integral to the central argument surrounding Ricardian historiography, and whether Richard was a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ king.
During Richard’s protectorate he was responsible, as far as we know, for four executions for treason
Renowned Leicester artist exhibit of the reinterment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral opens today
Leicester Cathedral has announced that the appeal to cover its share of the costs of the reinterment of King Richard III is now officially closed, having met its target in full.
Now that Richard III has been laid to rest, and his tomb is open to the public for viewing, what more is there left to see when you’re in Leicester? Plenty.
No mention of Richard’s distinctive physique survives from during his lifetime, perhaps out of respect to a reigning monarch, or perhaps because he hid it so well.
What is it about Richard III that provokes an emotional response, when so many other British monarchs are of scant interest to twenty-first century people?
Amidst all the excitement, and the whirlwind that was Richard III’s reburial in Leicester, I managed to catch up with one of the world’s most famous Ricardians, ‘the Kingfinder’, Philippa Langley.
What Remains of Richard? is being staged at Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre on Saturday, March 28th from 1pm to 2.30pm