Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Kings Arms......

......and legs and skull,  in fact the whole of this Monarch's skeleton (sorry!) is confirmed as the burial found under a car park in Leicester last year. Richard III was the last English king to die in battle and was buried near where he fell in Greyfriars Church Leicester. Subsequent development of the area over 400 years meant the exact location was lost. See here for further details of this extraordinary discovery. 
A facial reconstruction made from the skull is due to be unveiled today, I wonder if it will look anything like this picture of him on a York pub sign? Richard III was the last king of the House of York and also the last Plantagenet on the English throne.


  1. This is almost the top new item here in The Midlands. Guess that is because we aren't very far from Leicester. Neat that you have made a connection between that story and this pub.

  2. My 1st comment didn't go through so I will try again. That pic looks just like the reconstruction that I saw on TV.

  3. Bring him home- a great likeness on the sign, it transpires!

  4. This is certainly one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of my lifetime. We've been watching this story for months. Next: who gets to keep him?


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