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  • BBC History Extra: The battle for Bosworth field: Historians react to decision to build on battlefield where Richard III died, by Rachel Dinning (October 4, 2018) –

    Historians Mike Pitts, Matthew Lewis, George Goodwin, Diane Purkiss and Michael Jones give their views about the Battlefield of Bosworth, where King Richard III died in 1485. What knowledge is still to be had from a battlefield, of which the exact location was found out only a few years ago? Would it be worth it to destroy the access to a field exactly at a moment, when technology finally catches up with the historical research about the time and could supplement and extend the knowledge about fighting methods, but also about the society of the time?

  

  • BBC News: Richard III find historian John Ashdown-Hill dies (May 23, 2018) –

    Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, the historian behind the finding of the remains of King Richard III in Leicester, died on 18 May 2018.
    A very sad news 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
    A great loss for unbiassed historical research.

  

  

  

  

  

  • The Broadway Channel: Love, Love, Love’s Richard Armitage on Dancing Like a Teenager Backstage, His Royal Bucket List Role & More, by Broadway.com Staff (December 1, 2016) –

    Part relevant for King Richard III, transcribed from the video accompanying the interview article:

    What role is on your acting bucket list?

    “Yeah, there is a role on my bucket list. It has been there for a long time, actually. I’d like to play Richard III in some context, whether that’s the Shakespearean version or another version. I was born on the day that he died and I was named after him, so I feel like I have to […] get into his head, or something.”

    Video by: The Broadway Channel, 01.12.2016
    Produced by: Lisa Spychala
    Photographer: Emilio Madrid-Kuser
    Shot & Edited: Nick Shakra
    Graphics: Tony Mendoza

  

  

  • The Independent: The Princes in the Tower: Will the ultimate cold case finally be solved after more than 500 years?, by Paul Gallagher (August 21, 2015) –

    Philippa Langley, the leading lady in the search for King Richard III, now continues with her research and diggs into the historical sources about the Princes in the Tower.
    Professional cold case investigators now take over where historians failed for centuries. New, so far closed archives are opened for investigation and material is carried together all over Europe to make the progress of this new research effort interesting to watch.

  

  

  

  • The Independent: A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III’s birthday at his reburial, by Christopher Hooton (March 27, 2015) –

    So much effort was undertaken for the re-burial of King Richard III. Still they got King Richard III’s birthday wrong in his eulogy in Leicester Cathedral.
    Here a quite understandable reaction by Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who did such extensive research about King Richard III and who enabled the finding of the grave, to be embarassed that even such a basic fact about the king was ignored.
    In the debate about the finding of King Richard III, it certainly does not help, that some try to make fun of the historian Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who did the necessary background research to enable the find. The University of Leicester, pressed into the research, did not find the king. They only provided the research equipment, personnel and know-how for coping with the search results, but not the necessary optimism, the belief, the pre-determined area where to dig and the enormous work to achieve the acceptance by the authorities to allow the dig in those areas that was necessary that the king could be found. Without Dr. John Ashdown-Hill’s pre-research and Philippa Langley, the king would have remaind where he was for over 500 years. To ignore that fact is to ignore the real circumstances of the search.

  

  

  

  • Leicester Mercury: Richard III reburied in Leicester: As it happened (March 26, 2015) –

    Live from Leicester – Tweets as the event happened. Burial ceremony in Leicester Cathedral with a statement by Benedict Cumberbatch about his BBC role as Richard III which relies on Shakespeares version.

  

  

  

  

  

 


 

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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)


April 9, 2018

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


October 24, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: “Sleepwalker” star Richard Armitage is Living the Dream (by Izumi Hasegawa, What’s Up Hollywood)


September 12, 2017

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


February 24, 2017

Richard III’s Prayer Book Goes Online … and Is That a Personal Note? (by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science)


December 1, 2016

Love, Love, Love’s Richard Armitage on Dancing Like a Teenager Backstage, His Royal Bucket List Role & More (by Broadway.com Staff, The Broadway Channel)


March 23, 2016

Richard III’s Innocence Found in Sterlised Room (by Shom Biswas, The New Indian Express)


August 21, 2015

The Princes in the Tower: Will the ultimate cold case finally be solved after more than 500 years? (by Paul Gallagher, The Independent)


August 19, 2015

Battle of Bosworth re-enactment this weekend (Leicester Mercury)


 

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