4 February 2013

Skeleton found in car park is that of Richard III (1452-1485)

Normally I focus on post-Napoleon royal history in my blog, but I cannot let the news that the skeleton found beneath a car park in Leicester last year now has been identified as that of King Richard III of England (1452-1485) pass me by.

The reinterment of the remains of King Richard will take place in Leicester Cathedral, which is situated close to where his skeleton was found, early next year, it was revealed at a press conference today. See Guardian.co.uk and Telegraph.co.uk for more details on the findings. The University of Leicester also maintains a website dedicated to the search for the last Plantagenet king.

King Richard has had a memorial in Leicester Cathedral since 1980 (as of today the website has not been updated to reflect the news from the press conference).

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