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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Related To Richard III

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch is currently filming scenes for ‘The Hollow Crown’, in which he plays Richard III, and now a genealogist has made a startling...

First Look: Benedict Stars As Richard III

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has shared the first OFFICIAL picture of Benedict Cumberbatch in his latest role of Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch atop a horse for hi...

Grisly Injuries Reveal King Richard III Died A Violent Death On The Battlefield

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

King Richard III died after sustaining a series of vicious head wounds after losing his helmet during a fierce battle, new research has shown. Sca...

Review: Martin Freeman in Richard III, Trafalgar Studios

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I guess it comes down to how you like your Richard III. I prefer mine to be brooding with conspiracy and charisma, for me to be sickened and amused by him in equal measure.

'My Kingdom For A Hearse!' Richard III Burial Plans Unveiled

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

Cathedral officials have unveiled a final design for the tomb in which Richard III's remains will be reinterred next year. Leicester Cathedral also...

Richard III's 'Hunchback' Was Exaggerated By Shakespeare (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

William Shakespeare made much of Richard III’s spinal deformity, calling him a “bunch-backed toad” but a new study has shown the king was hardly...

The Return Of The King - To Leicester

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Centuries after Richard III became the last monarch to die in battle, the High Court has ruled it is time for the remains of the York King "to be fina...

Benedict Takes On Another Shakespeare Role

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the lead role in a TV adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ - while his ‘Sherlock’ co-star Martin Freeman...

King Richard III's Genome To Be Sequenced

PA | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Scientists have announced plans to sequence King Richard III's genomes in an attempt to discover more about the 15th century monarch, including what h...

Fact and Fiction: The Princes in the Tower

Amy Licence | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

The reign of Richard III provides the historian with an endless minefield of possibilities. From his loyal service to the house of York, through the dramatic events of 1483, which saw the executions of his family and allies, the removal of his nephew from the throne and his own coronation, events will continue to divide those who remain fascinated by this enigma of a man.

POLL: Where Should Richard III Be Buried?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

It's probably not the final chapter that King Richard III had in mind. The battle over his remains will reach the High Court on Tuesday, with his d...

Shakespeare's Secret Love for Richard III: Elizabethan Textual Politics

Amy Licence | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

In the past few weeks, I've been disturbed by online questions I've seen posed about Shakespeare's 1592 play, Richard III. These have ranged from wondering why the playwright was a liar, to a complete rejection of all of his plays by devoted Ricardians

Happy Birthday, Richard III...

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

On this day back in 1452, King Richard III was born. The last Plantagenet king, who was born at Fotheringhay, Northants, would surely not have expe...

What Should Richard III's Tomb Look Like?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

Despite being dead for over 600 years, Richard III is continuing to cause rows - this time over how his tomb should look. The tensions are so sever...

Leicester Cathedral Reveals Richard III Burial Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

Britain’s last Plantagenet King is to be buried in Leicester under a raised tomb carved from Yorkshire limestone, it has been revealed. The announce...

King Richard III Suffered From A Roundworm Infection

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

King Richard III suffered from an infection of roundworm, analysis of his skeleton has revealed. The body of the king, who ruled England from 1483-...

'Double Coffin' Mystery At Richard III Burial Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The mystery surrounding the burial of Richard III under what became a Leicester car park has deepened yet further, with the discovery of a strange cof...

More to Discover Underneath Richard III Car Park?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A new excavation at the site where King Richard III's skeleton was found hopes to shed further light on the medieval friary which was the site of his ...

King Richard III Buried In 'Hasty And Untidy' Grave

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers have revealed. ...

Why Didn't My Richard III Come Gift Wrapped?

Amy Licence | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

It seems there has never been a better time to head outside and start digging up your local car park. Since the bones of Richard III were exhumed in Leicester last summer, archaeology has become more exciting than even two decades of Channel 4's Time Team could have dreamed.

The Literary Merits of Philippa Gregory's 'The White Queen''

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

Now that the BBC is about to air the TV series adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen, it is well worth revisiting the merits of the book itself.

What's in a King? BBC's Plantagenet in Review

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

Plantagenet tells of a dynasty of monarchs that has shaped one of the longest, ripest and bloodiest periods in English history. The fact and fiction, the rumour and reality that have surrounded this mighty line of rulers have generated a mythos shrouded in drama, chivalry, ambition, mistrust and romance.

King Richard III's Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Descendants of King Richard III have added their voices to the mini War of the Roses being fought over his final resting place, in a last ditch attemp...

Richard III To Be Buried In 'Simple Dignity' In Leicester Cathedral

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

There will be no grand tomb marking the final resting place of King Richard III, cathedral chiefs say. The design brief for Richard's tomb has been...

Leicester: Milking Richard III For All He's Worth

Vikki Geary | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Vikki Geary

When the bones of the king were discovered in a car park in Leicester, the East Midlands wasted no time in smartening itself up ready for tourists to pour in. And pour in they certainly did: a temporary exhibition outside the Guildhall attracted over 4,000 visitors in its first weekend.