Quantcast

Latest Richard III of England Stories

RichardIII_2
2014-09-18 05:20:09

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online King Richard III of England died after suffering multiple blows from weapons, UK researchers have found. Modern forensic analysis of the king’s 500 year old remains, which were discovered under a parking lot in 2012, has identified where the fatal blows probably landed, and what kinds of weapons were likely to have delivered them. Richard died at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485, after receiving 11 wounds to his skeleton...

skull of King Richard III
2014-08-18 05:28:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being hailed as the most complete forensic study ever conducted on a medieval monarch, experts from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey have uncovered new details about the life of King Richard III by analyzing his bone and tooth chemistry. Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from the Britain’s last Plantagenet king has uncovered previously unknown details about his early life, as...

New 3D Model Of King Richard III's Spine Shows Prominent Scoliosis
2014-05-30 09:12:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s been 21 months since an unmarked grave under a car park in Leicester, England revealed the remains of the Last Plantagenet King, Richard III, and since then a wealth of evidence has come to light about the short-lived king and his untimely demise. The most recent findings of Richard’s remains, which were hastily buried without shroud or coffin, reveals that his spine shows strong evidence of scoliosis. Richard III was...

The Fight For Richard III's Final Resting Place Begins In English Court
2014-03-13 13:15:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last summer architects began drawing up plans for a raised tomb that would house the remains of King Richard III, whose remains were unearthed in late 2012 and later removed from underneath a car park in Leicester, England last year. Shortly after it was noted that Richard III’s remains would be housed in a Leicester cathedral, living relatives of the last Plantagenet King demanded that the remains should be buried in York,...

Archaeologists Discover Richard III Remains Came Close To Being Destroyed
2013-08-23 14:16:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of Richard III, which were first discovered last August, came very close to being destroyed, said archaeologists who were part of the dig team. The remains were found underneath a car park in Leicester, UK. A team from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have discovered during the second dig that a massive disturbance occurred at the Grey Friars church site sometime in the past that could have...

British Judge Opens Judicial Review On Richard III Reburial Location
2013-08-17 06:49:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A British high court has allowed a judicial review of a decision to rebury the remains of King Richard III at either of two distinct locations. The University of Leicester, which has backed the unearthing and analysis of the remains of Richard III, has claimed them as its own and is planning to rebury the remains in Leicester Cathedral later this year with the support of the government. The British public, however, want their say...

Wealth Of History Uncovered At Richard III, Grey Friars Excavation Site
2013-08-02 06:33:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A month-long excavation at a Leicester car park in the UK has turned up a treasure trove of artifacts. The site where King Richard III's remains were first uncovered in September 2012 has been heralded as the "site that keeps on giving" by the archaeological team tasked with the latest dig. The University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) team made a much larger 55x82-foot excavation at the Grey Friars church site in...

King Richard III To Be Honored With Burial In Raised Tomb
2013-07-29 09:46:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The remains of King Richard III, which were unearthed in a car park in Leicester, UK last September, and found to be hastily buried in an unmarked grave with neither shroud nor coffin, will be reburied with honor beneath a raised tomb within a specially-created area in the Leicester Cathedral. The Cathedral is planning to spend about $1.5 million US on the re-interment, which will include alterations to the building, preparations...

Archaeologists To Open Stone Coffin Found With Richard III
2013-07-23 17:03:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UK archeologists said they plan to lift the lid on a stone coffin this week that was found at the same Grey Friars archeological site as the recently discovered remains of King Richard III. Experts said they expect the coffin to contain either a medieval knight or one of two eminent Franciscans who lived at the nearby friary. The unusual coffin was discovered in September, but the archeological team said they weren't able to get to...

Viewing Platform Erected At Richard III, Grey Friars Dig Site
2013-07-12 06:29:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As archaeologists continue to find pieces of medieval artifacts at the Richard III/Grey Friars dig site under a car park in Leicester, team officials are inviting the public to watch workers do their thing. A public viewing platform was erected at the site on July 10, which allows all passersby a chance to stop and have a look at what is being unearthed at the excavation site. The site has been under excavation since the beginning...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
Related