♕ Press Coverage 2012 ♕

Selection of articles published about the search and discoveries about King Richard III and the search for the king in Leicester 2012.
(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.)
List of news coverage on the KRA-website is available here.


  • National Geographic News: Body Under British Parking Lot May Be King Richard III, by Heather Pringle


  • Yorkshire Post: Winter of discontent as we await the truth


  • Archaeology.com: The Rehabilitation of Richard III, by Samir S. Patel – Article about the archaeological research, with interesting quotes by Philippa Langley and Richard Buckley.


  • The Guardian: King Richard III’s medieval inn recreated by archaeologists – by Maev Kennedy – About the model of the Blue Boar Inn, last inn where King Richard III stayed before his death at Bosworth, recreated by the University of Leicester.

  • BBC News Leicester: Model of Richard III’s Blue Boar Inn made in Leicester


  • BBC News Leicester: Richard III dig: Tests on bones continue – The best overview of the state of research and outlook of possible handling of results in the current discussion, with input from Richard Taylor from the University of Leicester

  • University of Leicester: Search for King Richard III: Statement from the University of Leicester, 15 December 2012 – Statement, disclaiming the news in The Telegraph of the same date

  • The Huffington Post: Richard III ‘Grave’ Under Leicester Car Park May Not Hold Remains Of Fifteenth Century Plantagenet King – Associated Press

  • Daily Mail Online: Human remains found in Leicester car park DO belong to Richard III… but scientists are holding back findings until Channel Four documentary is aired, claims insider – by Anthony Bond

  • The Telegraph: Carpark skeleton will be confirmed as Richard III – by Nick Collins, Science Correspondent


  • GeeksAreSexy.net: 2012 in Review: 9 Important Archaeological Discoveries – King Richard III is no. 8 of those important discoveries of the year 2012. The message, that the DNA research will take another 12 years to finish, requires to keep patient.

  • Yorkshire Post: Winter of discontent as we await the truth – Among other points, poses the question if Tudor King Henry VI intentionally prevented pilgrimages to the burial place of King Richard III by placing him in a friary instead of an openly accessible parish church.


  • The Guardian: Genetic testing: To catch a king, by Joanna Moorhead – How the research about King Richard III and his relatives today goes on.


  • 16×9 (Clobal News Canada): Old Bones: Possible Richard III remains and DNA link found – Video on YouTube about the search for King Richard III in Leicester, with short interview with Dr. Ashdown-Hill and Dr. Turi King – The video is well worth to watch in its detailed review about the research methods:

    Full article about “Old Bones” (Global News, Canada – Sean Mallen, Claude Adams, Megan Rowney, 16×9: November 26, 2012)

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    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)

    June 13, 2015

    Richard III historians Philippa Langley and John Ashdown-Hill made MBEs (BBC News)

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

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    Philippa Langley: The End of Richard III and the Beginning of Henry I (by Sandra Alvarez, Medievalists.net (Blog))

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    Bad King Richard III? “He was a product of his time. I’ve warmed to him” says relative Michael Ibsen (by Emma McFarnon, BBC HistoryExtra.com)

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    Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poem at King Richard III’s reburial (by Sam Adams, Mirror.co.uk)


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