The King in the Car Park: The Discovery and Identification of Richard III

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Date / time
3 November, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Museum of London


The King in the Car Park: The Discovery and Identification of Richard III

This lecture will focus on discussion of the archaeological dig, how this progressed, and the archaeological evidence for the remains being those of Richard. I will then move on to the lab-based work (radio carbon, isotropic analysis, scoliosis investigation, battle wounds, etc), and consider the DNA analysis and the search for living relatives and the reconstruction of Richard’s kin network. I will end with an overall assessment of the evidence, taken together, of the remains being those of Richard III.

This is a free public lecture by Professor Schurer, Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Leicester. There is no need to book for this lecture – it will be run on a “first come, first served” basis. All information is available on the Gresham College website:http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-king-in-the-car-park-the-discovery-and-identification-of-richard-iii