Free online course provides insights into Richard III reinterment

From Medieval cuisine to the War of the Roses, the third run of the free popular ‘England in the Time of King Richard III’ online course, which is launching Monday 16 February, will offer a fascinating insight into life during 15th century England in the build up to the reinterment of Richard III on Thursday 26 March.

The course, which is offered for free by the University in association with FutureLearn, builds a picture of the England that Richard III inhabited in the 15th century and comes from the team of archaeologists, historians and literature experts who helped uncover the monarch.

It includes detailed video footage of preparations for the reinterment, interviews with the Dean of Leicester and others involved and the chance to follow events around the ceremony itself, which takes place during the final week of the course.

The course is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivered online to enable anyone to enjoy learning wherever they are, and whether they are enrolled at a university or not. There are no entry requirements, and it will entail about three hours of study a week.

Click here to register for the England in the Time of King Richard III course.

To follow the live tweeting of the reinterment of Richard III follow: @FLRichardIII

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society. The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society
  • Press release