Live Streaming of Press Conference now on BBC

For all who are as curious as I am, about the research results,
here the link to the Press Conference – live stream on the BBC website starting now (11 a.m. U.K.):

It just was announced by the University of Leicester on Twitter:


4 Responses to Live Streaming of Press Conference now on BBC

  • maria ines passuni says:

    I have recently read *The Sunne in Splendour* and being a *fan reader* of historical novels I felt really involved with the story. I would be delighted if I could follow the step by step events of finding King Richard III ´s human rest. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

    • CDoart says:

      Thank you very much, Maria Ines Passuni.
      The developments of the archaeological research are beyond what I thought would be achievable, so I am absolutely overwhelmed with today’s news in the press conference: Press Conference 12th of September 2012 in Lecester Guildhall
      We will try to keep you updated on the next developments. I am so curious myself ;o)
      Will you take part in the collective reading of “The Sunne in Splendour”? You are already an expert, when you read the full book.

  • Dianne Penn says:

    I am absolutely thrilled and in awe of the fantastic news yesterday – they certainly make ‘Time Team’ look like amateurs! It was very emotional for me when they were listing the trauma which this person had suffered – it’s one thing reading it in a book when you know it happened so long ago but to suddenly be confronted with the actuality of what happened to the person you love is devastating. Of course we do not know if it IS King Richard yet, this person was buried in a ‘high status’ part of the church, he had trauma to the head and an arrow/spear tip in his spine …. all these could be associated to The Friar/Abbot of Greyfriars when it was sacked by Henry Vlll’s soldiers if he was attacked and killed??? As for the scoliosis this could be idiopathic, neuromuscular or congenitial. Congenital? I would have thought we would have heard about other members of Richard’s family with this condition and how would this have affected him being the brilliant soldier he was? Neuromuscular is possible perhaps as let us not forget he had been wielding heavy weapons in combat and practise since the age of 7 – and he was only slightly built.
    I am breathless when I think that NOW (if it is indeed he) this loyal, devoted and honourable King can at last be laid to rest with all the dignity and reverence he so richly deserves BUT distressed to think that even now he will not be at peace if he cannot be laid to rest with his wife and queen Ann or in York minster where he can go home to the place he loved and where he was loved. Let not history repeat itself and he be laid in Leicester for all to stare at. He would be nothing but a tourist attraction.

    • CDoart says:

      Thank you very much, Dianne.
      I think, scoliosis might have different causes and does not necessarily run in a family. For example, my sister has it, thankfully in a not visible or movement hindering form, but neither I, nor my parents or grandparents. The doctors told us that reasons remain quite unclear and also the time when it occurs can be different. My sister’s was discovered in her early teens, from what I read about King Richard, I think it might have been from birth.

      From the accumulation of hints discovered and mentioned in the press conference on 12th of September 2012, I am quite sure that they found King Richard.
      It would be wonderful, if he could find a resting place together with his wife, wherever it may turn out to be.

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