Revealing the story behind the Search for King Richard III

Exclusive opportunity to preview new exhibition dedicated to the search for his remains and visit the location of the King’s final battle Follows international press announcement of the results of the search and first broadcast of dedicated Channel 4 documentary

Issued by Leicestershire Promotions on 29 January 2013

Press visit date: From 11am – 4pm on Thursday 7 February 2013

You are invited to a press visit to Leicester and Leicestershire on Thursday 7 February 2013 to discover the story behind the search for King Richard III, the last English King to be killed in battle.

The visit will provide an exclusive opportunity to discover the history of King Richard III, the impact the search for his remains will have on Leicester and Leicestershire, and the plans for interpreting this story for visitors to the city and county.

This exclusive opportunity follows a major press conference to be held on Monday 4 February at the University of Leicester where the results of a series of scientific investigations into human remains – which are possibly those of King Richard III – will be revealed. This will coincide with a Channel Four TV documentary, ‘The King in the Car Park’ to be broadcast at 9pm on 4 February.

The press visit on Thursday 7 February will begin at 11am at the medieval Guildhall in Leicester, home to a major new exhibition bringing to life the story of the search for Richard III, before progressing on to Bosworth Battlefield in Leicestershire, the site of the battle where King Richard III was slain and home to a major interactive exhibition detailing this famous turning point in British history.

NOTES TO NEWSDESK:

The following is information for media attending the press visit and is not for publication

MEDIA REGISTRATION FOR ATTENDANCE

To attend this press visit and arrange travel by train, please contact Simon Gribbon at Leicester Shire Promotions on 0116 225 4001 or email simon.gribbon@l-p-l.com

PRESS VISIT PROGRAMME

9.15am         Train departs St Pancras station, London

10.29am       Train arrives at Leicester station – met and escorted to Guildhall

11.00am       Preview and guided tour of new exhibition at Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ

Walking visit to Greyfriars site where human remains were found by University of Leicester archaeologists

Transfer by coach to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Sutton Cheney, nr. Market Bosworth CV13 0AD

Lunch at Bosworth Battlefield

Tour of Bosworth Battlefield site and heritage centre - filming opportunities at the Sundial which looks out on to the Battlefield

Return transport to Leicester

4.00pm         Arrive back at Leicester station

4.25pm         Train departs Leicester station for St Pancras station, London

5.33pm         Train arrives at St Pancras station, London

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