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

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Date / time
Date(s) - 3 November
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Museum of London


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: