One year on Richard III reinterment
It has been a year to the day since the mortal remains of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king, left the University of Leicester after 931 days of being under the University's custody - 142 days longer than his reign as King of England.
Today marks the start of the one year anniversary week of the reinterment of Richard III.
To mark the occasion: a web portal has been launched featuring multimedia resources chronicling the discovery; a new 2-minute video produced by the University of Leicester chronicles the discovery of Richard III from beginning to end; and an image showing Richard III’s spine provides a timeline of significant dates spanning the discovery and reinterment of Richard III.
Below you can find additional content from the University of Leicester marking the one year anniversary:
- An interview with Dr Richard Buckley OBE reflecting on an eventful year and discussing upcoming projects
- London's Eltham College performance of Shakespeare's Richard III including scenes depicting University archaeologists
- Storify of the Richard III reinterment week
- Richard III: Discovered exhibition at Leicester's Highcross running until Wednesday 23 March
Throughout the city of Leicester a number of events will be taking place as part of the Richard Reburied Revisited celebrations between Saturday 26 March - Friday 1 April. A list of events can be found here.
- Press release containing additional information about the discovery of Richard III
- Leicester City Council press release
A new 2-minute video chronicling the discovery of Richard III from beginning to end is available here: