A coin found at the excavation site in Yorkshire. ‘It has felt like a Richard III moment in terms of excitement’, says DigVentures cofounder Lisa Westcott Wilkins. Photograph: DigVentures Don’t we all think it would be exciting to go out in an empty field with a metal detector…and find something wonderful from the past? I… Continue reading Roman coins found in Yorkshire revealed after years of secrecy….
The first J D Wetherspoon pub mentioned in this list of such hostelries in Leicester , is The Last Plantagenet. No prizes for guessing who that might be. The writer treads a diplomatic line about the discovery of Richard’s remains, by saying: “…his burial site was finally uncovered by an archaeological project…” No names, no pack drill!… Continue reading J D Wetherspoon’s The Last Plantagenet in Leicester….
There is some news from Reading, where Henry I is being sought under a car park. The GPR results are in and the Abbey seems to have been located … You can hear more from the Kingfinder-General here as well, after eleven minutes, or here after forty-four.
Elena Haymond is an anthropology instructor at Riverland Community College, and teeth are her special area of research within the field of osteoarchaeology. But in this talk she speaks of Richard’s remains in general, and how they have disproved Shakespeare’s portrait of him. Bare bone details; Study of bones enriches the understanding of people, cultures
Updated version of this post at https://sparkypus.com/2020/08/03/those-mysterious-childrens-coffins-in-edward-ivs-vault/ The following is courtesy of my good friend Eileen Bates, whose hard work has unveiled the truth about Edward IV’s tomb and those mysterious children’s coffins at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Could they be those of the boys in the Tower? The above is a Section from the Plan… Continue reading Those mysterious children’s coffins in Edward IV’s tomb….
Oh, groan-bally-groan!!!!! “In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting fascinating experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in… Continue reading Not AGAIN! More backward steps for Richard….
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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman I was recently asked to visit my daughter’s class and talk to them about archaeology and what we can find out about past cultures from the physical remains that are left behind.…
BOOK REVIEW: WESTMINSTER BONES: The Real Mystery of the Princes in the Tower by Richard Unwin Richard Unwin is an author who generally writes novels set during the Wars of the Roses era (The Lawrence the Armourer series), which contain a positive rather than traditional view of Richard III, as seen through the eyes of… Continue reading Book Review: WESTMINSTER BONES BY RICHARD UNWIN
I wonder who this gentleman might have been? At over 6′, and apparently buried aside from most of the fallen, he is thought to have been high status. So…how many noblemen died at Towton? Might he be someone of consequence to the Richard III/House of York story? Two articles about this have come to my… Continue reading Skeleton from medieval battlefield goes on display at York museum….