Leicester historian who predicted discovery of Richard III site in book launch

Posted by er134 at Apr 08, 2013 11:30 AM |
Author David Baldwin, a retired University of Leicester historian, identified the site of the discovery in 1986

The historian who decades ago correctly predicted the whereabouts of the remains of Richard III is to be celebrated at the launch of a new edition of his biography of the king.

David Baldwin, a retired University of Leicester historian, has brought out a new paperback edition of Richard III, his biography of the medieval monarch.

The book, which was first published last year, has been updated with a new final chapter covering the University of Leicester’s momentous discovery of the king’s remains in Leicester’s Grey Friars car park.

The book launch will occur at 6pm on Tuesday 9 April at the University of Leicester Bookshop. All welcome.

In an article published in 1986, David suggested the remains of the last Plantagenet king would be found on the site of the Grey Friary during the 21st century.

Richard III, by David Baldwin, is published by Amberley. It is available from the University of Leicester Bookshop on 0116 229 7440 or at http://shop.le.ac.uk/.

  • The Search for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council, in association with the Richard III Society.