Praise for the Discovery of Richard III

Posted by er134 at Jan 02, 2014 04:55 PM |
Retrospective look at how the world reacted to the announcement that King’s remains had been found and identified

This time last year, preparations were underway for a momentous press conference announcing the remarkable Discovery of Richard III under a car park in Leicester.

Described as the "most extraordinary press conference ever held at any UK university” in the Guardian, Monday 4 February 2013 saw journalists from all over the world gather in the University's Council Chambers to hear the announcement that the skeleton with the pronounced curvature of the spine was beyond reasonable doubt that of the last Plantagenet King.

In the wake of the press conference, we collated comments and praise for the project and delivery of the evidence, from journalists, the public and on Twitter which is now available to read in full here.

If you spotted anything that hasn't featured in the document, please let us know by emailing: er134@le.ac.uk

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society.
  • Richard III website