Richard III

The mystery surrounding the burial of Richard III under what became a Leicester car park has deepened yet further, with the
The long lost remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years The team from University of Leicester Archaeological
The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers
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.
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.
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.
Descendants of King Richard III have added their voices to the mini War of the Roses being fought over his final resting
There will be no grand tomb marking the final resting place of King Richard III, cathedral chiefs say. The design brief for
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.
It's only a few days since forensic tests revealed that the skeleton found buried under the council car park is definitely