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How lovely is this? Students from Catmose College interview Richard Buckley and Matthew Morris about the Search for Richard III https://www.makewav.es/story/499969/title/mostexcitingexcavationyet #RichardIII #Leicester
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The University of Leicester confirms the discovery of King Richard III #RichardIII
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Stephen Webster

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Dragging out the story somewhat. Given the intro though, it seems to be Richard.
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And yes, I accept that they would not get an ID without DNA. I should rephrase that to say "for me, personally the surrounding evidence is just as important/interesting".
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Just over half an hour until the press conference begins. The atmosphere is electric! We'll be live tweeting from 10am #RichardIII
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Ann Smyth

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If the body in the car park does prove to be Richard, it would be good if this investigation could get a bit further on the back of the interest generated. I'd love to know if these two men were actually the princes, as this theory suggests.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/will-dna-prove-the-princes-lived-1595012.html
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Interesting article - thanks for sharing. ^Vic
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Shiv Sandhu

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Here's the trailer for Richard III:King in The Car Park which you can catch on Channel 4, Monday, at 9pm http://ow.ly/hkdrb
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Shiv Sandhu

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Vote for Richard III - Research Project Of The Year http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote
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Craig Russell

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A nice set of Richard III photographs from around Leicestershire
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In August 2012, the University of Leicester along with Leicester City Council, and in association with the Richard III Society, joined forces to begin a search for the mortal remains of King Richard III. In 1485 King Richard III was defeated at the battle of Bosworth. His body, stripped and despoiled, was brought to Leicester where he was buried in the church of the Franciscan Friary, known as the Greyfriars. Over time the exact whereabouts of the Greyfriars became lost. After overcoming the first significant hurdle of the project by finding the lost church, the team went on to announce that the dig had entered a ‘new phase’ with a momentous discovery; human remains. One fully articulated skeleton, found in the Choir, was exhumed in September. A preliminary examination was carried out and found that the remains appeared to be male. The skeleton appeared to have suffered significant peri-mortem trauma to the skull which was consistent with (although not certainly caused by) an injury received in battle. The skeleton also had spinal abnormalities and the team believed the individual would have had severe scoliosis –a form of spinal curvature. These characteristics obviously warranted extensive further detailed examination and rigorous laboratory analysis is now underway. We have recently announced that the outcome of these investigations will be revealed in the first week of February. Profile image: Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown, Paul Duffield.
 
Please visit the Facebook page for new event taking place in Middleham on 5th, 6th & 7th July.
https://www.facebook.com/RichardIIIWeekend?ref=stream&hc_location=stream
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Shiv Sandhu

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Press conference live feed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21319148
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Watching! Very excited.
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Florence Dove

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Image of the skull released
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Shiv Sandhu

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Shiv Sandhu

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Thanks for this Shiv! ^Vic
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