This portrait of Richard, commissioned in 2015 by Dundee University, somehow escaped my notice at the time. At least, I really do not recall it, which is a shame, because it’s rather good And to see a fuller version of the portrait, as well as more information, go here.
This time it is Robert I, who claimed the Scottish throne in 1306 and whose descendants have reigned there ever since, except for the Commonwealth years. The legendary warrior and probable leprosy sufferer was buried in Dunfermline Abbey and disinterred nearly two centuries ago. Note that the reconstruction work from his skull was done by… Continue reading Another Royal facial reconstruction
Late last year, we showed how James VI/I’s grandfathers, James V and Matthew Earl of Lennox, shared the same Y-chromosome. Now there is some facial reconstruction news about his father, Henry Lord Darnley: A student at the University of Dundee, which reconstructed Richard’s face after his identification, has provided the same service for Darnley (above).… Continue reading A Scottish Consort is identified
A bright and sunny Queen Elizabeth II meets the lady who recreated King Richard III for us! https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/queen-meets-forensic-expert-behind-richard-iii-face-reconstruction/
This is all so exciting! Wouldn’t it be marvellous if the remains did indeed turn out to be Lady Eleanor? The woman whose status and existence made a king of Richard of Gloucester. And to think, it’s not that long ago that we didn’t even know her name for certain. Now John Ashdown-Hill knows even more… Continue reading The lady whose existence led Richard to the throne…
Putting names to bones The above article is very interesting, although the picture that went with it is of Richard’s remains. I know this still upsets many, so I have changed it for one of my own pictures. The text doesn’t only concern Richard, although it does to a great extent. Differing views expressed, of course,… Continue reading Putting Richard’s name to his bones….