The Search for Richard III: press pack


Public website: The Search for Richard III

Video and audio of the press conference

Listen to and download an audio file of the conference

Media resources

Contact details for key members of the research team
Video footage of the dig and remains (including high quality files for media use only)


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Photographs of the Grey Friars skeleton
Details of injuries to the skeletal remains
Photographs of the research team at work
General imagery of the scientific work
Skull photograph
Photographs of the excavation and finds

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Background information

The Science of the Search

Plantagenet genealogy: the search for Richard III’s living relatives

Leicestershire, England’s heart

Discovery could potentially separate the man from the myth say University of Leicester experts
Vice-Chancellor's statement


Discussions of Richard III in the House of Commons (5 & 6 February)
Richard III press releases from other organisations
Resources from the Richard III Society Biographies: August 2012 and September 2012
Witness to History A Crusading Richard III ?
Archive material (previous press releases, features, images, video)
Media coverage
Features by the Leicester Mercury (February 2013) King Richard III and Leicester Cathedral

Sequencing the genome of Richard III

Background Q&A

Ethical procedures

Further links


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