Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Richard III nearly found

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the remains of the Franciscan Friary where the English king Richard III was buried following his death at Bosworth Field in 1485. The dig is happening at Greyfriars car park, in Leicester city centre, and will be made accessible to the public on Saturday 8th from 11am to 2pm.

For more on the story visit www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9522570/Richard-III-search-archaeologists-find-church.html and http://news.leicester.gov.uk/newsArchiveDetail.aspx?Id=1671 - the whole excavation is being filmed by Channel 4 for a forthcoming documentary. (Wonder if they'll call it "Return of the King"?!)

(With thanks to @military_search)

Chris

Check out my Scotland's Greatest Story research service www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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