Press Coverage 2014


♕ Press Coverage 2014 ♕

Selection of articles published about the search and discoveries about King Richard III and the search for the king in Leicester 2014:
(Articles of the year 2012 can be found here.)
(Articles of 2013 are collected here.)
(As most articles mix topics, no further sub-groups are built, but the articles are listed in chronological order. Newest articles at the top.)


  • Leicester Mercury: King Richard III coin set to fetch £5,000 at auction, by Peter Warzynski (September 4, 2014) –

    Now we know how King Richard III really looked like. The image side of a coin minted in the time of his reign, shows his portrait.
    Or now we rather know, why King Henry VII had to make certain, all doubt was erased that he had really killed the king and had to exhibit King Richard III.
    The more than 500 year old coin goes on auction shortly.


  • Leicester Mercury: Richard III: Leicester Cathedral denies cashing in on the reinterment, by Peter Warzynski (September 3, 2014) –

    Leicester Cathedral – elitist or practical?
    Who would have attended King Richard III’s burial, if he had had one real one with family at his time?
    Perhaps his mother, but neither his wife nor son were still alive. So who would King Richard III like to attend this new ceremony in the year 2015, where his close family quite naturally is excluded?




  • The Telegraph: Recreating Richard III: Channel 4’s “New Evidence”, by Florence Waters (August 16, 2014) –

    Dominic Smee, 26 year old IT teacher, has King Richard III’s form of scoliosis and underwent training to prove the faculties and possible battle prowess of King Richard III. Channel 4 followed this process and the documentary will be broadcasted on Sunday, 17 August 2014.



  • The Hinckley Times: Richard III reburial will include Bosworth return, by Karen Hambridge (August 14, 2014) –

    Re-burial procedure and procession will include King Richard III’s return to his field of defeat at Bosworth, before he is brought to Leicester Cathedral.



  • BBC News: Geoffrey Boycott claims Leicester wants Richard III to ‘make money’ (August 10, 2014) –

    That King Richard III even influences today’s sport commentators, is hardly astonishing with the competitive mood all around the king, so similar to sportive competitiveness.
    But to clear the matter, King Richard III was King of ENGLAND. Neither York nor Leicester have an overly special claim, except that his father’s title included the name ‘York’, while most of Richard III’s life, York opposed him and his family and supported his enemies. Only in his late years, York was more supportive due to financial favours he granted the town and its merchants, perhaps to enforce (buy) the town’s loyalty.


  • Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper (Blog): What makes the new Richard III Visitor Centre “insulting”?, by Mike Pitts (August 10, 2014) –

    A long article about the new Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester with many interesting pictures.
    Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the article itself, as it mixes up events (especially the controversy with the “Looking for Richard III Team”) so crudely, that the verity in the description is not very deep, though the author tries to give a well informed impression.


  • The Telegraph: Leicester kept remains of Richard III to ‘make money’ – Boycott, by Tom Brooks-Pollock (August 10, 2014) –

    Sports comentators arguing about King Richard III and his status as King of York and his exploitation by Leicester, while he was King of England and surely in his almost ‘modern’ economic thinking would have liked to further the tourism of either York and Leicester.






  • Channel4 News: Richard III: The New Evidence (August 1, 2014) –

    Channel 4 documentary will follow a young man, Dominic Smee, who has the same form of scoliosis and as a further link to King Richard III also is active in the Bosworth battle re-enactments.



  • Leicester Mercury: ‘Internet trolls’ attack Richard III Visitor Centre on Facebook page, by David Owen (July 30, 2014) –

    Internet and truth have a rather weak relationship. Freedom of opinion, as much as the medium would technically support it, is rather limited as well, as those who shout loudest seem to be the majority, which they may or may not be… – Who can tell?


  • Leicester Mercury: Richard III’s armour criticised for looking like a Star Wars stormtrooper, by Dan Martin (July 30, 2014) –

    The Visitor Centre and its white armor reconstruction of King Richard III is under discussion. How best to cope with criticism? – Let visitors of the museum take part in adjusting the exhibition… – Richard III Visitor Centre, a collective effort in Leicester.




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February 12, 2014

King Richard III commemorative window designs go on display (by Fiona Dryden, Leicester Mercury)

February 12, 2014

Richard III: Leicester genetics team to help shed new light on king’s DNA (Leicester Mercury)

February 11, 2014

Richard III’s DNA to be analysed to create complete genome sequence (by Maev Kennedy, The Guardian)

February 11, 2014

Richard III to have his DNA decoded: King will be first royal to have genes sequenced – and it could reveal his eye and hair colour (by Victoria Woollaston, Daily Mail Online)

February 11, 2014

Richard III – The Whole Genome Sequence (by UniversityLeicester, University of Leicester (YouTube))

February 10, 2014

Richard III’s crown taking shape ready for a prominent place in reburial (by Tom Mack, Leicester Mercury)

February 10, 2014

A Perfect Coup (by Matt Lewis, Matt’s History Blog)

February 4, 2014

Fit for a King: The Burial and Reburial of Richard III with John Ashdown-Hill (by Olga Hughes, (Blog))

February 4, 2014

Uncertainty over reburial of Richard III as Leicester and York await judicial review (by Culture24 Reporter, Culture24)

January 1, 2014

Bishop of Leicester: ‘Richard III will be buried in Leicester’ (BBC News)


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