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Archaeologists Open The Mysterious Lead Coffin Found Buried Just Feet From The Former Grave Of King Richard III

‘This is the first stone coffin in Leicester to be excavated using modern archaeological practices. This makes it a unique discovery which will provide important new insights into the lives of the people of medieval Leicester.’- Mat Morris, archaeological lead, … 1,330 more words

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On Bosworth Field

Part of my studio practice lately has been to work with  acrylic on the weekend, putting to canvas images as spontaneously as possible. This practice benefits from my readings which often serve as an inspiration. 389 more words

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Mystery Woman Found in Coffin at Richard III's Grave Site

First came the shocking discovery of a medieval English king’s burial site in a parking lot.

Then came the unearthing of a mysterious coffin, near where the king was buried. 791 more words


Secrets of other Grey Friars skeletons revealed...

King Richard III was not the only person to be buried inside the Grey Friars church in Leicester. Over the course of the 2012 and 2013 excavations, archaeologists identified a further ten potential graves inside the chancel of the church including a mysterious stone sarcophagus found close to the site of Richard III’s hastily dug grave. 1,229 more words


A roundup of human remains in the news: Forensic anthropology, archaeology, and some strange stuff

Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science in the News

True crime: the women making art out of murder It soon became clear to Sejla Kamerić how big her work, Ab Uno Disce Omne (From One, Learn All), would become. 565 more words


Who Killed The Princes In The Tower

King Edward V was following in the footsteps of his father, Edward IV, a man who had tried to unite the houses of York and Lancaster following the Wars of the Roses. 490 more words


Revised Research Plan, Again

I have not blinked in two hours but found enough reading material to keep busy with until August of 2015. Here’s hoping that I can actually stick to this plan. 469 more words

Richard III