Richard III: The DNA and genealogical research

Access background information, images and multimedia from the University of Leicester's Richard III project

Complete information on the project is available in our Richard III media pack.

General information and press releases
Press release Key information
Biographies and project overview ‘Identification of the remains of King Richard III’ in Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6631
DNA and Genealogical Study: False Paternity


Family trees

Photographs (Credit as ‘© University of Leicester’ unless noted otherwise):

Dr Turi King

Professor Kevin Schürer

The maternal line relatives

The Society of Antiquaries portrait (© Society of Antiquaries of London)

Recording of press briefing held at the Wellcome Trust Podcast: DNA Analysis and Conclusion
You can download raw footage from these videos for news reporting purposes at or e-mail

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