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Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial.

Leicester Interns Unearth Medieval Artifacts At Richard III Dig Site
2013-07-09 06:19:06

Just a few days into a month-long excavation of Grey Friars church in Leicester, where University of Leicester researchers uncovered the grave of King Richard III last September, university interns have already found some interesting artifacts.

Archaeologists Begin New Dig At Richard III Burial Site
2013-07-02 06:29:08

Nearly five months since remains found in a car park in Leicester, England were proven to be those of Richard III, a new study is being undertaken by researchers at University of Leicester to shed new light on the final resting place of the fallen king.

King Richard III Hastily Buried In Grave Without Shroud Or Coffin
2013-05-24 10:46:11

A new review on the University of Leicester’s discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a car park in Leicester has found that the slain King of England was buried in a “hastily dug grave.” The review reveals for the first time specific details of the grave where King Richard was buried after an excavation team unearthed the site last year.

King Richard III Was Not A Psychopath, As Portrayed By Shakespeare
2013-03-04 12:52:54

Richard III, who ruled England from 1483 until his death in 1485, when he died in the Battle of Bosworth Field, has been featured in popular culture for centuries. He was first and foremost portrayed in Shakespeare’s 1592 play Richard III as a villainous psychopath who would stop at nothing to claw his way to power.

DNA Proves Remains Belong To King Richard III
2013-02-04 04:35:04

DNA testing has proven “beyond reasonable doubt” that human remains discovered beneath a parking lot in the East Midlands region of England are those of King Richard III, UK scientists announced on Monday.


Latest Leicester Reference Libraries

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Coopworth Sheep
2014-09-24 07:34:54

The Coopworth sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand during the twentieth century. A group of researchers working at Lincoln University began studying the Border Leicester crossbreed, and later the Romney -Border Leicester crossbreed, in hopes of developing ewes that would have a higher reproduction rate. Early results showed some promise, with an increase in lambing of up to thirty percent, which caused the researchers to question whether Border Leicester...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

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Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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