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The DVD of both Channel 4 programmes will be released on May 27.
Details and pictures of the tomb for Richard III. (Scroll down the page on the second link to find the tomb.)
Leicester Cathedral article about Richard III with links to the design brief.
King Richard III has been found! The remains are his and he will be buried in Leicester Cathedral in May 2014.
Press release from the Richard III Society celebrating the finding of King Richard III's remains.
White rose competition - to find a rose for the mememorial plaque in Leicester Cathedral. Judging on 6 July.
Did King Richard III sound like this?
Details of the press conference with close-ups of the skeleton.
The dig started on Saturday 25 August, the 527th anniversary of King Richard III's burial. The bones were found on the same day!
The Richard III Society has paid for a reconstruction of the face of King Richard III.
It is on tour and will be at the following venues:
The Guildhall, Leicester: 18th May - 9th June 2013
Bosworth Battlefield: 11th June - 16th July 2013
Yorkshire Museum: 19th July - 13th October 2013
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery: 19th October - 5th January 2014
British Museum: 11th January - 16th March 2014
Exhibition in Leicester Guildhall.
Plans of the Blue Boar Inn have been found and it has been recreated.
See photographs of the dig on the Pictures page, under Leicester. It is being kept open for further investigation.
Illustrations of the story so far.
Richard III and Leicester - sites to see and information and pictures from the dig.
Richard III will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral. Announced on 29 October by the Justice Minister, Helen Grant.
Leicester University Shop is now selling souvenirs about the search for Richard III - a mug and T shirts. Enter Richard III in the search box on the left.
King Richard lll's Song, written and sung in folk style by Robin Pizer, and based on the historical account of King Richard's death and the finding of bones in Greyfriars Leicester.
Perry Miniatures has a model of Richard III bursting through the tarmac for £5. They also sell a set of three figures, King Richard III, his standard bearer and a herald, for £8.
St James' Church Wigmore is appealing for funds.
The White Queen is a 10 part BBC programme to be shown sometime in 2013. It is based on Philippa Gregory's series of books The Cousins' War.
The 528th reenactment of the Battle of Bosworth will be on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August.
The 30th Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and Battle Re-enactment will be on 13 and 14 July. It is hoped to unveil the sculptures sometime in August, but another £5000 needs to be raised to enable their completion. For further information visit Tewkesbury Battlefield Society
Victory, the Yorkist horse, is now complete. The two wooden sculptures which will go on the Stonehill Roundabout in Tewkesbury to commemorate the battle are finally being made and you can watch the progress on youtube. Thanks to Steve Goodchild, Chairman of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, for these links.
The Thirteenth report. A visit to see Victory and the Knight.
The Twelfth report.
The Ninth report. The Tenth report. The Eleventh report.
The Seventh report. The eighth report.
The Fifth report. The Sixth report.
The Third report. The Fourth report.
The First report. The Second report.
The Battle of Mortimer's Cross reenactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 September in the grounds of Hampton Court in Herefordshire.
Battle of Northampton - plans to excavate the battlefield.
Adopt a boss in St George's Chapel Windsor. The ceiling bosses need cleaning and restoration and you can help by adopting one for between £150 and £1500.
Screenwriter Philippa Langley has written a play about Richard III and Richard Armitage is seriously interested in the lead role of Richard. Richard Armitage was born in Hinckley on August 22nd and he was named after Richard III, and he wants to play Richard before he gets too old. His fans have set up a web site to get signatures to persuade the producers that it is worth doing as there are enough people out there to watch it.
Please follow this link to sign the petition to support this new play with Richard Armitage as the star.
The proposed route of the government’s High Speed Rail link to Birmingham and the North (HS2) cuts across the historic Wars of the Roses battlefield of Edgcote fought in 1469.
See The Beaufort Companye's website for more details and how you can protest against this happening.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This piece of software is necessary to look at .pdf files on web sites. Pdf means portable document format, and is a means of displaying documents on the web so that they look the same as the printed version. The files will take a bit of time to download.
The indexes to issues 51 - 75, 26 - 50 and 1 - 25 of Dickon Independent on the magazine page are in .pdf format, as are some of the articles from the magazine.
You can install Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge by going to their web site, and following instructions.
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