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  • ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk: ‘Our best guess at Greyfriars’, by Dan Martin (18.05.2013) – PhD student Asem al Bunni (De Montfort University) built the assumed outlook of the Grey Friars Church in Leicester after assumptions and research done by Dr. Ashdown-Hill in his book “The Last Days of Richard III”.

  • De Montfort University, Leicester: DMU re-creates Richard III’s long-lost friary (20.05.2013) – Speculations about the Greyfriars’ church and St. Mary-in-the-Newarke, where King Richard III may have been on public display before his burial in the Greyfriars church.

  • University of York: Richard III: History’s man and Shakespeare’s villain. Speakers at the event on Sunday 23 June 2013: Chris Skidmore, Mark Ormrod and Judith Buchanan (21.05.2013) – Admission to the event in the Berrick Saul Building at the University of York is free, but booking is required!

  • University of Leicester: Was Richard III a benevolent king or a murderous tyrant? (Press release: 21.05.2013) – Free event and open debate on 6 June 2013. [As reported already in last week’s news.]

  • Middlehamonline.com: Richard the Third Weekend – 5th – 7th July 2013 – As I can’t link to the event itself, just to a general news page, I will quote the even description here:

    Friday 5th July 2013:

  • – The weekend will start on Friday from the Chruch of St Mary’s & St Alkeldas with a children’s procession to the Castle where the children will be presented to King Richard & Queen Anne.
  • – The raising of Richard’s personal pennant from Middleham Castle.
  • Saturday 6th July 2013:

  • – Country Market – Market Place Middleham
    A selection of stalls reflecting country gifts, skills and produce
  • – King Richard & Queen Anne will process through Middleham
  • – Wandering Minstrels
  • – Castle re-enactments and audiences with Richard & Queen Anne
  • – Hog Roast
  • – An evening Talk covering Richard’s life and death
    by the Historian Steven Brindle, Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society and Professor Sarah Haisnworth of Leicester University
  • Refreshments included in ticketprice of £18 per person
  • Sunday 7th July 2013:

  • – Middleham Castle
    an audience with King Richard & Queen Anne
  • – Re-enactments archery etc.
  • – Wandering Minstrels
  • – Craft Fair at the Key Centre
  • – Refreshments etc. acailable
  • – Market Place afternoon into evening
  • – Tilt The Bucket
  • – Barbeque food etc.


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November 1, 2019

Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth – By Mike Ingram (HeritageDaily)

October 8, 2019

Painted as a villain – how the Tudors regarded Richard III (by Christina J. Faraday, APOLLO.The International Art Magazine)

August 22, 2019

10 things you need to know about the battle of Bosworth (by Chris Skidmore, BBC History Extra)

June 16, 2019

Philippa Langley on RIII – Podcast: BBC Interview of 6th January, 2015 (RadioPublic.com)

February 20, 2019

Richard III: Leicester Cathedral £11.3m plans approved (by BBC East Midlands, BBC News)

October 4, 2018

The battle for Bosworth field: Historians react to decision to build on battlefield where Richard III died (by Rachel Dinning, BBC History Extra)

May 23, 2018

Richard III find historian John Ashdown-Hill dies (BBC News)

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The secret intimacies of Edward IV: multiple marriages and a same-sex affair? (by Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, History Extra)

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September 12, 2017

Was Richard III a loyal brother or murderous tyrant? 60 seconds with Chris Skidmore (by Rachel Dinning, History Extra)


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