Tag Archive: Leicestershire

Richard III’s wounds from Bosworth – Video

In this video Dr. Jo Appleby discusses the skeleton of King Richard III and the wounds he received in the Battle of Bosworth.

Richard III found in Grey Friars car park – Video

While we (or at least the USA) slept the University of Leicester held a press conference to disclose the results of a DNA test. The test was conducted on remains found in a Grey Friars car park last fall and believed to by those of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England. To…

Medieval female skeleton may be church founder

Richard III car park dig

A skeleton found in the same boneyard where English King Richard III may have been buried might be one of the founders of the Church of the Grey Friars, archaeologists announced Tuesday (Oct. 30). Scientists have yet to examine the female skeleton, though they are subjecting a male skeleton suspected to be Richard III’s to…

Richard III dig: Search team uncovers human bones

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Human remains have been found by archaeologists searching for the lost grave of Richard III. The king died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and was recorded as being buried in a Leicester church, which was later demolished. A team from the University of Leicester has located traces of the church and it is…

Medieval clue found in search for bones of King Richard III in Leicester car park

Richard III car park dig

Archaeologists searching for the bones of King Richard III think they have discovered medieval walls. The team, led by the University of Leicester, began digging up the Greyfriars car park in New Street, Leicester, on Saturday. ​ The start of the dig for King Richard III at Greyfriars car park, New Street, Leicester After King…

Rare medieval ring unearthed in Leicestershire is sold for £42,000

A rare medieval gold and diamond ring unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in Leicestershire has sold at auction for £42,000. John Stevens, who found the ring on land near Fleckney, was celebrating after learning it had sold for more than twice the estimated price yesterday. The 15th century ring was described as an “extraordinary”…

Algerian web pirates 2,000 miles astray in siege of Belvoir Castle

One of Britain’s best-known castles fell victim to a band of hapless Middle-Eastern “cyber-pirates” last week after they mistook it for a Crusader fortress of the same name more than 2,000 miles away. Belvoir Castle, the family seat of the 11th Duke of Rutland, was mistakenly targeted by a subversive group of Algerian hackers who…