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A Great Historian Died – Dr. John Ashdown-Hill

 
 
Though being quiet for so long on this website, the news I today found, just needs to be posted here, on the website he so greatly supported.
 

 

Dr. John Ashdown-Hill

 
 
the historian behind the finding of King Richard III in Leicester, died on 18 May 2018. (BBC News here.)
 
It was his persistence and meticulous research of the times after King Richard III was buried in Leicester, that convinced him that the king’s remains still could be found, though many historians for centuries believed otherwise.
 
It is due to his research, which he maintained against severe opposition and accusations, that lead to the sensational discovery in Leicester.
It was this persistence and conviction and his honour and work-ethics, that fascinated me about the man and historian Dr. Ashdown-Hill, whom I never personally met, but had the honour to talk to on the phone and do an interview with.
 
So it is very sad news for me and for the KingRichardArmitage website, who he kindly supported with interviews and a multitude of valuable information. Just see the various posts and articles we have here on this website: Dr. John Ashdown-Hill – News & Interviews
 
And a great loss for unbiassed historical research.
 
I want to end with a text I wrote about Dr. Ashdown-Hill during KRA-Week in August 2013, though now it reads like an eulogy. Not all of my hopes mentioned in that article were realised, especially the museum-part. But nonetheless, Dr. Ashdown-Hill would deserve a hall of fame!
 
His fame certainly is not forgotten here on the KRA website!
 
 
Thank you, Dr. Ashdown-Hill!
 
 

 
 

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King Richard III Audio Tour (by Leicester City Council, Visit Leicester)


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