Tag Archive: Leicestershire

Richard III Re-interment Service LIVE Stream Replay

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A replay of the Richard III re-interment service on 23 March 2015. Live stream courtesy of The Telegraph

BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp

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The BBC is launching a Richard III WhatsApp alert service which will follow the king’s story in the month of his reburial. The discovery of the king’s skeleton beneath a Leicester car park in August 2012 attracted worldwide interest. His remains will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March, after his coffin is taken…

MAP#62: Kristie Dean and The World of Richard III

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We are two weeks away from the beginning of the Richard III re-interment ceremonies. Leicester will be packed with dignitaries, tourist and medievalists to witness the final procession of Richard from Leiscester to Bosworth and back. On the last episode we talked to David Monteith, the Dean of Leicester Cathedral about the Cathedral and the…

MAP#61: David Monteith Dean of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III

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Three years ago archaeologists began a dig to discover the lost remains of King Richard III. Unbelievably they found his remains the very first day! It took over a week of careful excavation to uncover and exhume his bones. The bones were sent to the University of Leicester for analysis. After months of testing and…

New research suggests King Richard III was a blue eyed, blonde

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The bones of the king under the car park have delivered further shocks, 527 years after his death and more than two years after his remains were discovered in Leicester: Richard III was a blue-eyed blond, and the present Queen may not be descended from John of Gaunt and Edward III, the lineage on which…

Richard III to be reburied at Leicester cathedral in March

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We first reported on the confirmation of King Richard III’s remains back in February 2013. It was announced earlier this month that Richard III ‘s reburial will take place at Leicester Cathedral in March 2015. ~The Archivist Richard III will be reburied at Leicester cathedral next March, it has been announced. The reinterment service will…

Does Leicester’s Richard III centre live up to the hype?

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A £4m visitor centre built next to the Leicester car park where Richard III’s skeleton was discovered is opening on Saturday. It aims to cash in on the excitement generated by the discovery of the medieval king’s bones but will it live up to the hype? “I don’t know what the fuss is about,” says…

Science behind the story of King Richard’s remains

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The discovery of the remains of Richard III made headlines around the world. Now a new book sheds light on the archaeology involved. Chris Bond reports. WHEN archaeologists discovered a skeleton under a council car park in Leicester in September 2012, it caused a flurry of interest not only here, but around the world. What…

Scientists to map the genome of medieval English king Richard III

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Discovery of skeleton lets scientists plan to sequence Richard III’s genome A year after they revealed that a twisted skeleton found under a parking lot was the remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome. The project aims to learn…

2013 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

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2013 featured some great podcast episodes. I enjoyed all the episodes but some stood out from the rest. We looked at lost kings, French Princes invading England, epic medieval battles, interviewed authors and musicians, and explored steps you can take to become a historian. Below is the list of the Top 5 podcast episodes for…

Giving Richard III a reburial fit for a medieval king

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The first glimpse of how Richard III could be reburied has been revealed, with the service to be shaped by the scholarly detective work of an Oxford University academic. Alexandra Buckle, from St Anne’s and St Hilda’s colleges, has reconstructed how an authentic medieval reburial service should be conducted. Dr Buckle, an expert in medieval…

Richard III Internship: Year 12 pupils to work with archaeologists who discovered Richard III

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Calling all Year 12 students in the Leicester area! This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in History or Archaeology. Get your applications in now. Press Release: Year 12 students around the country have a unique opportunity to work side by side with the University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered King Richard III….

MAP#35 – Richard III: Lost and Found

The medieval-verse was all abuzz the last couple of weeks about an exciting archaeology find. Back in August 2012 the University of Leicester started a search for the lost remains of King Richard III. Richard was killed during the Battle of Bosworth, the final major battle of the Wars of the Roses. King Richard’s death…

Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked

A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III has revealed how the English king may have looked. A skeleton found under a car park in Leicester has been confirmed as that of the king. The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard…

Image of Richard III’s Skull

The University of Leicester, with Channel 4, unveiled the world’s first photograph of the human remains found at the Grey Friars church — which could be that of King Richard III. The image is released in advance of the University of Leicester’s major announcement detailing the results of its investigations into the skeleton’s identity on…