Historical Research – Dr Ashdown-Hill
Historical Research necessary to find King Richard III
by Dr. John Ashdown-Hill
“Searching for Richard III”
(Source: Richard III Society, Conference in Leicester, 2nd March 2013
Video on YouTube by Richard3Society)
Necessary steps to prepare the search:
- Find proof that King Richard III indeed was buried by the Franciscan friars in their church Greyfriars in Leicester.
- Prove that the legend that King Richard III’s body was dug up and thrown in the river Soar was false.
- Reconstruct a reliable map and layout of the Greyfriars’ area in Leicester.
- Find and publicise the mtDNA sequence for King Richard III, so that the search could have a confirmation reference.
All these essential points for the search were done by one man,
Dr. John Ashdown-Hill.