• BBC News: Richard III campaigners hold rally ahead of judicial review (March 10, 2014) –

    Before the anticipated High Court hearing about King Richard III and his burial on Thursday, 13 March 2014, supporters of King Richard III gather to support Leicester. With a video report by BBC News Leicester.



  • Leicester Mercury: Yorkshire MP in blast at Leicester over claims to rebury Richard III (March 8, 2014) –

    How much democracy would King Richard III have expected or judged to be wise in a decision about his last resting place? Where would he have wanted to rest and would he even have considered either Leicester or York during his lifetime? – I start to wonder, when seeing all the new arguments demanding the one or other solution, while arguments heat up before the High Court hearing on Thursday, 13 March 2014.


  • Yorkshire Post: Battle lines drawn over Richard III’s remains (March 8, 2014) –

    Battlelines for the upcoming conflict at the High Court, where the adequate and ethically correct procedure has to be found to proceed with the burial of King Richard III.


  • Gloucester Citizen: Richard III events lined up for Gloucester, by Ben Falconer (February 28, 2014) –

    Events in Gloucester coming up in March announced in this article by Ben Falconer.
    19th – 30th March 2014 Richard III festival in Gloucester
    21 March 2014 – MP Chris Skidmore – Talk: Richard III, Tyrant or Accidental King (Gloucester Blackfriars, North Range, 6 p.m.)
    For more details, please visit the article link.





  • The Guardian: Runner up: University of Leicester (February 27, 2014) –

    The background behind the press campaign of the University of Leicester announcing the finding of King Richard III. I had always wondered how they managed it while they were for a long time not believing to have found the king.


  • Petition launched to stop more Richard III tests (February 25, 2014) –

    Petition initiated by historian Dr. John Ashdown-Hill to protect the remains of King Richard III. There should also be an interview with Dr. Ashdown-Hill available on ITV on 25th of February 2014, but I could not access or verify a link to it so far.


  • Visit Leicester: King Richard III Audio Tour, by Leicester City Council (February 25, 2014) –

    Even from afar, you now can go on tour through Leicester with this newly uploaded audio guide and maps of relevant historic spots with relevance for King Richard III.


  • LiveScience: Richard III DNA Test Sparks Controversy, by Stephanie Pappas (February 25, 2014) –

    Controversy surrounds King Richard III in every aspect of his life and death. Did the University of Leicester disregard an agreement with Buckingham Palace by starting the new DNA research?


  • Leicester Mercury: Richard III: Historian accuses University of Leicester of ‘destroying’ parts of skeleton, by Peter Warzynski (February 24, 2014) –

    Where is the limit of our presumed ‘right to know’, also what real result compared to researches enabled by testing the living population of England does the University of Leicester expect from King Richard III’s bones and DNA? Dr. Ashdown-Hill and the initiators of the search, the ‘Looking for Richard’ group, defends King Richard III against the University of Leicester’s desire to do a full DNA scan and for that destroy parts of his bones. The full DNA scan in essence can only reveal, where his (DNA dominant) ancestors came from (which for most Europeans is somewhere around India), while the research will tell us nothing about King Richard III himself and how he acted and how for example he treated his nephews, his wife, his subjects, etc.
    So you see, my interest in the full DNA research is rather limited, as it will not reveal anything about King Richard III’s story and position in history. Except perhaps his tendency for some illnesses, but as King Richard III did not die in bed, but on a battlefield, that is not overly significant for his life as well.


  • murreyandblue (Blog): The Audley Case of 1431, by sighthound6 (February 24, 2014) –

    Sighthound6 compares a previous case of disputed legitimacy decided by parliament in the year 1431 with Richard III becoming king by decision of parliament. Was King Richard III a legitimate or ruthless ruler, powerhungry and a monster or do some facts exist which speak in his favour? See for yourself, to what conclusion Sighthound6 comes …


  • Hexham Book Festival (Event): Philippa Langley – The King’s Grave: the Search for Richard III (February 20, 2014) –

    Event chaired by Sheilagh Matheson presenting Philippa Langley and her search for King Richard III at the Hexham Book Festival 2014.
    Location: Theatre, Queen’s Hall, Hexham
    Date: 5 May 2014
    Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    (Tickets for the event can be booked online.)


  • Talk about finding Richard III (February 20, 2014) –

    On Saturday 8th March, 2014 at the All Saints Centre, Common Road, Huthwaite at 2 p.m. Philippa Langley is guest at the ‘Notts and Derby Richard III Society’ and will hold a talk about the search for King Richard III.
    Guests are welcome. (Entry fee is: £4)



  • (Blog): Richard III – The Unburied King, by Olga Hughes (February 18, 2014) –

    Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk, and King Richard III share a fate, but there is a big difference in their treatment and research of the year 1965 and 2013.
    If you are concerned about the treatment of King Richard III’s bones, there is a new E-Petition (UK residents / worldwide).


  • Ockham’s Razor (ABC, RN Australia): How archaeology is turning monarchs into superheroes, by Jill Hamilton, Presented by Robyn Williams (February 18, 2014) –

    Though I don’t agree with surprisingly many aspects of this radio program and article, I add it here for completeness sake.
    King Richard III as superhero is an aspect I just need some proof to even consider. For now, I rather see the general interest in him more in the way of curiosity for someone ‘extreme’ and ‘infamous’. Finding him after over 500 years just helps to add to his curious state in history.

    Just one side aspect of the presentation which rises my hackles: History (indistinctly thrown together with archaeology here) is no science with methods in the view of the presenters (where you can expect me to disagree fiercely, spending years myself to learn the methods). Though history and its results only start to become ambivalent, when they are selectively used for politics and propaganda and no longer remain a science of research in a wider spectrum.


  • Cotswold Journal: Sudeley Castle opens private rooms to the public (February 16, 2014) –

    The replication of King Richard III’s head will be on display in one of his former possessions, Sudeley Castle, from 2nd to 15th of April 2014.
    Philippa Langley will hold a talk and booksigning there on Thursday, 3rd of April 2014 and historian Alison Weir on 4th of April 2014.



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