Press Coverage 2013

 
 

31.01.2013


  • Reuters U.K.: England’s lost king: is Richard III buried under a car park? – Announcement of the TV-documentary on Monday 04.02.2013, 9 p.m. (Channel 4) and good overview article about King Richard III and his bad image created by William Shakespeare. (31.01.2013)
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  • Channel 4: Richard III: Richard III. The King in the Car Park
     
    Channel 4 – Preview / Announcement of the documentary on Monday (04.02.2013 at 9 p.m. [U.K.]):
     
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  • Channel 4: Richard III night at Channel 4 (02.02.2013) – Consisting of
    – Fact or Fiction: Richard III – Tony Robinson tries to come to a conclusion if King Richard III killed his nephews.
    – Princes in the Tower
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    27.01.2013


  • Decoded Science: The Secrets of the Bones: DNA Analysis and the Search for Richard III, by Natasha Sheldon (27.01.2013) – Article about details and procedure of the DNA research and a fascinating new trace of descendants to eventually verify King Richard III with mtDNA from two different relatives.
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  • Channel 4: Richard III. The King in the Car Park – Schedule for the TV-documentary produced by Channel 4 showing the archaeological and laboratorial researches by the University of Leicester and interviewing participants and the initiator of the research, Philippa Langley.
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    23.01.2013


  • ThisIsLeicestershire.com: Fans in clamour for actor to become king, by Gemma Peplow (23.01.2013) – KingRichardArmitage film-petition in the news!
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    20.01.2013


  • The Telegraph: Richard III: Visions of a villain?, by Alastair Smart
    Mentioning the earliest remaining portrait of King Richard III, which is in the posession of the Society of Antiquaries in London, and compares it to later portraits, which slightly alter his appearance, to fit into the propaganda about an evil King Richard III.
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  • Decoded Science: Rediscovering Greyfriars Church: A Historical Detective Story, by Natasha Sheldon – Very knowledgeable article about the historical research by Dr. Ashdown-Hill, which lead to the excavations in Leicester.
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    19.01.2013


  • Herald Sun, Australia: Remains of Richard III appear to have been found in Leicester, by Charles Miranda, News Limited Network – The author of this article takes quite some liberties with historical detail, so don’t take this article all too seriously in that regard. Still, I wanted to list it, as it for once is an Australian article about King Richard III and the digging in Leicester.
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    18.01.2013


  • The Wall Street Journal: Bones of Contention: If the Skeleton Is Richard III, Where to Bury It? – Article by Jenny Gross – I was really impressed that King Richard III was mentioned in this business newspaper, but not his economy improving measures in time of crisis are the topic here, but the modern implications of his last resting place and the ‘Battle of the Cities‘.
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    09.01.2013


  • BBC News: Richard III dig: Conclusions to be revealed in weeks – The official results of the search and laboratorial examinations are announced for the 1st week of February 2013 !
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    February 25, 2014

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


    February 25, 2014

    Richard III DNA Test Sparks Controversy (by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience)


    February 24, 2014

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


    February 24, 2014

    The Audley Case of 1431 (by sighthound6, murreyandblue (Blog))


    February 20, 2014

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


    February 20, 2014

    Talk about finding Richard III (Chad.co.uk)


    February 19, 2014

    Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference (by University of Leicester, InLoughborough)


    February 18, 2014

    Richard III – The Unburied King (by Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious.com (Blog))


    February 18, 2014

    How archaeology is turning monarchs into superheroes (by Jill Hamilton, Presented by Robyn Williams, Ockham’s Razor (ABC, RN Australia))


    February 16, 2014

    Sudeley Castle opens private rooms to the public (Cotswold Journal)


     

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