Factual and fictional portrayals of the last Plantagenet King explored at public open day on Saturday 21 March
A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III’s hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester.
Some of these foods were available when King Richard III was on the throne, others were not. Can you guess what might have been on your shopping list back in 15th century England?
New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III has been released by the University of Leicester.
This book leads you on a journey through the landscape of Richard’s lifetime.
The third run of the free popular ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ online course will be launching Monday 16 February – and will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England in the build up to the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March.
Some of the people responsible for finding Richard III are asking that his remains be no longer kept in an university laboratory, but be coffined in a holy place until his reburial in March.
There is ‘overwhelming evidence’ that a skeleton discovered in the city of Leicester in 2012 is that of Richard III. The research also raises questions about the nobility of some of his successors to the English throne.
Richard III’s final fight at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 left him with 11 wounds, three of which would have been fatal, a new study published the Lancet has found.
The remains of Richard III have given researchers the ability to learn a vast amount about the life of the medieval English monarch. The latest study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, has uncovered fascinating new details about what his diet was and where he lived.
Leicester Cathedral has announced that the remains of King Richard III will be laid to rest on Thursday 26th March 2015.
The site where Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2012 has now become a museum to the English king and the remarkable archaeological find.
Leicester Cathedral has announced the final design of the tomb that will house Richard III’s remains.
Scientists and researchers have completed their study on the spinal column of Richard III, and have also released a 3-D model of the spine.
A British High Court has decided that the remains of Richard III should be buried at Leicester Cathedral.
Two leading medieval scholars are casting doubt that the body found in Leicester in 2012 is that of King Richard III, but those involved in the discovery are defending their findings.
A scientist at the University of Leicester is leading a project to reveal the complete genetic profile of Richard III, which will reveal details such as eye and hair colour, and if he was genetically-disposed to certain diseases.
The University of Leicester has acquired a 19th century painting of King Richard III on horseback outside the Blue Boar Inn in Leicester.
Who is the ‘real Richard III’?
An Oxford University academic has put together an authentic order of service for the planned reburial of Richard III.
As a legal battle began yesterday to determine where the remains of Richard III should be buried, at least one group has appealed for an end to ‘unseemly squabbling’ and advocates the England’s current monarch should be given say on where the medieval king should be laid to rest.
In the following discussion, I will explore some hitherto unexamined links between the Confessio Amantis and one of these legal texts, the Nova Statuta Angliae or New Statutes of England, which circulated among professional and non-professional readers in the 1380s and 1390s and which Richard II received in a manuscript now in Cambridge: St. John’s College MS A.7.
I want to use this space to think about what Richard’s bones tell us about evidence, affect, and history, both in our own scholarly practice and the culture in which this practice circulates.
Over 500 years ago on 23 November 1503, at Malines, in present day Belgium, died Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England and third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, whom she survived by a quarter of a century.